Third suspect arrested in DC gas station attack on trans woman

By : Lou Chibbaro Jr. OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: D.C. police have arrested a third suspect in connection with the robbery and attack of a transgender woman at a Northeast D.C. gas station on Aug. 2. (Photo by Cliff; courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

D.C. police announced Oct. 4 they have arrested a third juvenile male implicated in the Aug. 2 assault and robbery of a transgender woman by seven young men in two locations, including inside a convenience store at a Citgo gas station at 3820 Minnesota Ave., N.E.

Police have designated the incident, which took place shortly after 3 a.m., as an anti-transgender bias related crime based on an account by the victim, D.C. resident Alicia Love Wood, saying the suspects “used language towards the victim which indicated a potential bias towards the victim’s gender identity/expression.”

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Man faces charges after attack on transgender woman

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ABOVE: Dominick Gonzales’ booking photo from the Multnomah County Jail, photo via Twitter.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) | A Portland, Oregon, man has been charged with bias crimes after an attack on a transgender woman in the city’s Pearl District.

KOIN reports that the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said the victim and her friend were waiting in line for coffee and food on Sunday.

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Trans Tampa woman disappears in Dallas, search continues

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ABOVE: Pauline del Mundo, photo courtesy Yolanda del Mundo.

TAMPA | Family members and detectives are continuing their search for Pauline del Mundo, a 59-year-old Tampa resident and transgender woman last seen at the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport on Sept. 14.

“We want all the support from the public, most especially the LGBTQ community,” Yolanda del Mundo tells Watermark. “My sister’s life is at stake in Dallas and it seems authorities are slow in providing updates on her whereabouts.”

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Transgender group’s birth certificate suit advances in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) | Four transgender people challenging an Ohio rule preventing people from changing the gender listings on their birth certificates have won their day in court.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson denied the state’s request that the lawsuit filed by the ACLU, Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Ohio be dismissed.

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Police: Shooting of Dallas transgender woman was hate crime

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DALLAS (AP) | Police in Dallas say a transgender woman was seriously wounded after being shot multiple times and are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

Investigators say a man driving a pickup pulled alongside the woman late Friday, yelled slurs about her gender identity and fired several times, striking her in the chest and arm.

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Mattis claims Joint Chiefs had no input on trans service

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: James Mattis. Public domain photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis continues to defend the transgender military ban, making a dubious claim the military service chiefs had no input when openly transgender service was implemented during the Obama years.

Mattis made the remarks in an interview with Time Magazine on the publication of his book, “Call Sign Chaos” in response to a question about why he agreed to roll back policy allowing transgender people to serve in the military.

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Carson remarks on men infiltrating women’s shelters rebuked as anti-trans

By : Chris Johnson OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson is facing criticism for remarks about “big, hairy men” in women’s homeless shelters perceived as attack on transgender people.

The Washington Post reported late Thursday Carson made the comments earlier when visiting HUD’s San Francisco office, where he expressed concern about “big, hairy men” trying to infiltrate women’s homeless shelters.

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Police investigate after transgender woman’s body found

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ABOVE: WBTV screenshot of debris via Twitter.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) | Police in North Carolina have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a transgender woman was found in the debris of a house fire.

The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they’re trying to determine if someone intentionally set the fire.

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Transgender Brazilians ‘afraid for our lives’

By : Michael K. Lavers of the Washington Blade, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Bruna Benevides of Associação Nacional dos Travestis e Transsexuais (L) and Alessandra Ramos, co-founder of Forum Nacional de Travestis e Transexuais Negras e Negros. Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers.

Two transgender activists from Brazil who spoke in D.C. last week said their country has become even more dangerous for trans Brazilians since anti-LGBTI President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

The International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights hosted Alessandra Ramos, co-founder of Forum Nacional de Travestis e Transexuais Negras e Negros (FONATRANS), and Bruna Benevides of Associação Nacional dos Travestis e Transsexuais (ANTRA) on Sept. 13.

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Dartmouth lets students select chosen names

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ABOVE: Dartmouth’s Class of 2023. Photo courtesy Dartmouth’s Facebook page.

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) | Dartmouth College has become the latest university to allow students to easily change their name or gender identity in directories, on identification cards and elsewhere across the Ivy League campus.

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LGBTQ youth who are making a difference: Brandon Scott Kiley

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25 | Transgender Male | He/Him/His

Brandon found the Orlando Youth Alliance (OYA) at a point in his life when he needed it the most.

He was homeschooled by his parents and raised in the church. When he finally decided to ask about “the gay thing,” Brandon and his family’s path changed forever.

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LGBTQ youth who are making a difference: Prin Ocea

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Prin Ocea is passionate about environmental justice and creating safe spaces for the LGBTQ community, marrying the two whenever possible.

It’s one of the reasons they started Outside the Binary in 2016, a nonbinary peer support group that operates in Tampa twice per month and in St. Petersburg monthly. The group exists for the benefit of nonbinary individuals and Ocea formed it to fill a void. “I had been to trans support groups and I couldn’t relate to a lot of experiences of binary trans people as a nonbinary person,” they recalls. “I wanted a space to be able to talk about the issues I was having and have a community that understood what I was talking about.”

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