Tuesday, November 08, 2016


A look at the news and all you see is hate directed at us.
National Organization for Marriage Releases Anti-Transgender Ad
NBC News
By  Noel Gutierrrez-Morfin
November 8, 2016

Though it was passed nearly eight months ago, the shadow of North Carolina's House Bill 2 -- which restricts bathroom access for transgender people -- looms large over the Tar Heel State's governor's race.

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), a notoriously anti-LGBTQ group, released a new video attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper, claiming that his stance on bathroom access for transgender people would allow sexual predators to target their victims, including children, with ease.

When you stir up hate it has no bounds
Cookeville transgender veteran's truck painted 'Trump,' lit on fire
The Tennessean
By Ariana Sawyer
November 7, 2016

A transgender woman's truck was spray painted with the words "Trump" and torched in her driveway as she and her 3-year-old son were inside their Cookeville home early Saturday morning.

The victim said police told her Monday morning that they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

A spokesperson with the Putnam County Sheriff's Office confirmed they received a report of the burned and painted truck early Saturday morning and are investigating. But the office did not return a message about whether they are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
Elle said she would like to ask the person or people who committed the crime why they did it.

"I’m just trying to live my life," she said. "I wouldn’t hurt anyone."
Then we have…
Family seeks justice for transgender woman killed in southside shooting
NBC 12
By Jasmine Turner
November 7th 2016

Family and friends are seeking justice while they remember the life of Noony Norwood. Norwood was born with the name William, but known as Ms. Noony Norwood.

"William grew into Ms. Noony Norwood and was accepted," said Janet Wright, Noony's aunt.

Just days after her 30th birthday, Norwood was shot in the 2700 block of Hull Street, and died in the hospital the next day.

"She was a wonderful person, and they took somebody great from us, seriously," she said.

While Wright and Norwood were not related by blood, Wright says they may as well have been, as they were a part of a close knit community.

"I just want people to know that, that was a beautiful person truly, would give you anything," explained Wright."Would help anybody without even a second thought."

For Zakia McKensey founder of the Nationz Foundation, Norwood's death hits hard. She also considers her family, guiding her through her journey as a transgender woman.
Then there is,
Man sentenced to life in prison for 2014 killing of transgender woman
Naples Daily News
By Brett Murphy
November 7, 2016

Terry Brady will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a transgender woman and then setting her on fire.

Lee County Circuit Judge Frank Porter gave the sentence Monday after hearing Brady's testimony and denying another appeal from the defense lawyers.

"There was no one piece," Porter told Brady in court. "There were many pieces of evidence that came together."

In September a jury convicted Brady, 47, on a second-degree murder charge for the June 2014 slaying of Yaz'min Shancez, 31.
As Elle said “I’m just trying to live my life" that is all we all want… to live our lives.

End the hate.

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