Tag: black trans women

Pose Stars Indya Moore and Angelica Ross Slam CNN’s Chris Cuomo for Pronoun ‘Joke’ During an LGBTQ Town Hall

“Not today, colonizerChris Cuomo” was basically the reaction of Pose stars Indya Moore and Angelica Ross, along with other members and advocates of the transgender community, after the CNN host made an insensitive remark about preferred pronouns during an LGBTQ-focused “Equality Town Hall” event hosted by the network. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Pays Tribute to Slain Black Trans Women at LGBTQ Forum, Demands Trump ‘Say Their Names’

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) Elizabeth Warren gets it. As the latest edition of The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings indicates, the 70-year-old Senator is firing on all cylinders in her quest to rid the Oval Office of its imbecilic orange incumbent. Advertisement She’s got a plan for damn near everything, and when she’s […]

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Never Forget: During Fashion’s Biggest Week, Pose’s Indya Moore and Angelica Ross Urge Us to Remember Trans Lives

Indya Moore speaks on stage at The Daily Front Row’s 7th annual Fashion Media Awards on September 05, 2019 in New York City.Photo: Brian Ach (Getty Images for Daily Front Row, Inc.) Seventeen women accompanied Indya Moore to the stage of the Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards last Thursday night. As reported by The […]

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Denali Berries Stuckey Becomes 12th Black Trans Woman Killed This Year

Photo: iStock The murderous death toll continues to climb for members of the transgender community with news of the killing of Denali Berries Stuckey, the 12th transgender woman to be slain this year. Stuckey, 29, was found shot to death along a road in North Charleston, S.C., on Saturday, and police are now investigating whether her […]

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Stonewall Activist and Trans Matriarch Miss Major Recovering From Stroke

Miss Major Griffin-GarcyPhoto: Annalise Ophelian/The MAJOR! documentary Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a rabble-rousing, bad-ass warrior woman who is ever liberal with the word “motherfucker,” and has been instrumental in demanding dignity and resources for black trans women, suffered a stroke on July 4 but is recovering in a rehab center, according to spokespersons for her Griffin-Gracy […]

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‘Your Attraction to Me…Is Not a Reason to Kill Me’: Laverne Cox Speaks Out About the Murders of Black Trans Women

Photo: Amanda Edwards (Getty Images for Women’s March Los Angeles) It ought to be common knowledge by now that, without the contributions of black trans women, there would be no gay rights movement in the U.S. Still, they remain the most marginalized and vilified of all LBGTQ groups, a fact that is most evident in […]

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Man Arrested in Killing of Black Trans Woman in Dallas, Muhlaysia Booker

Photo: Collin County Jail via AP Dallas Police have arrested a man they believe to be responsible for killing three women in Dallas, including Muhlaysia Booker, a black trans woman whose death drew national attention last month. Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, has been charged with three counts of murder, reports the Associated Press. In a […]

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Pose Actress Indya Moore Attacked by Trump Supporter in NYC

Indya Moore attends the TIME 100 Gala 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019, in New York City. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images for TIME) In the midst of Pride, the month when we celebrate, acknowledge and continue to resist the myriad oppressions that LGBTQ+ people face, Pose actor Indya Moore was […]

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Activists Demand Justice for Layleen Polanco, a Black Trans Woman Found Dead in a Rikers Island Jail Cell

Layleen Cubilette-PolancoScreenshot: ABC News A 27-year-old black trans woman, Layleen Polanco, also known as Layleen Xtravaganza, was found dead in her jail cell on Rikers Island last week, and the LGBTQ community and her family plan to rally today to demand justice in her name. Polanco was arrested in mid-April for allegedly assaulting a cab […]

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#SayHerName: Chynal Lindsey Is the 3rd Black Trans Woman Killed in Dallas in Less Than a Year

Photo: Dallas Police Department Chynal Lindsey was just 26 years old when her body was pulled from White Rock Lake in Dallas on Saturday, in what i believed to be the second death of a black trans woman in the city in less than a month, and the third in less than a year. Amid […]

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Held for More Than a Year in a Men’s Prison, North Carolina Finally Agrees to Transfer Trans Inmate to Women’s Facility

Photo: iStock After holding a trans woman inmate for more than a year in a men’s prison, North Carolina has announced that it will finally move Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a women’s facility. The surprise decision came on Friday afternoon with a letter from the state’s Department of Public Safety. DPS, which had come under the […]

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