Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

I didn’t think that the jury would have a unanimous verdict, I thought at least one Trump supporter would be on the jury.

The Blue Line has been broken and hopefully it will continue to be split open.

There are still other cases of murder by cop that have to be brought to trial and we have to hope that the guilty continue also.

Two murder cases will be coming up for the two accused of murdering two trans women.
2 Men Accused of Murdering, Robbing 2 Transgender Women in North Carolina
Jadae Peterson and Remy Fennell were at least the 14th and 15th violent deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming persons in 2021, according to the Human Rights Campaign
By Jeff Truesdell
April 20, 2021

Two transgender women found dead by gunshot 11 days apart led police in North Carolina to connect the killings and arrest two men on murder charges.

"No one deserved that," Barbara Prescott, the godsister of victim Remy Fennell, told Charlotte TV station WBTV.

Fennell, 28, was found April 15 in a room at the Sleep Inn. Her death followed the killing of Jadae Peterson, 29, whose body was found April 4 in a room at the Quality Inn.

The two are at least the 14th and 15th violent deaths of transgender or gender non-conforming persons in 2021, according to the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBTQ+ advocacy organization.

"The loss of two Black transgender women in the last two weeks, in the same city, is devastating," Tori Cooper, director of community engagement for HRC's Transgender Justice Initiative, said in a statement. "It's never been more important for everyone — from community members to those at all levels of government — to speak out, affirm that Black Trans Lives Matter and take action to bring this violence to an end."
This doesn’t see this as a hate crime but a robbery.
"I can tell you that our investigation has advanced to the point where I feel confident in telling you there is no one else at large that was a part of this," he said. "These two individuals, and these two individuals alone, are responsible for Jadae and Remy's murder."

He said both victims were involved in sex work, and it's believed that's how they connected with the suspects. "If hate crime charges are appropriate," he added, "we'll absolutely pursue those."
We live in tumultuous times, we already had war, pestilence, and death.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Driving The Snakes Out

There are some who believe that the snakes were really an euphemism for the pogrom against the Druids.

The new laws in Republican states is having the same effect on trans youth, it is a pogrom against us to cleanse the states of trans youth.
'It's not safe': Parents of transgender kids plan to flee their states as GOP bills loom
Texas mom Amber Briggle said moving would be hard for her family, but “my son always comes first.”
NBC News
By Jo Yurcaba
April 19, 2021

George and Emily Spurrier are leaving their home of 16 years in central Arkansas due to a new law that will ban the health care that they say their 17-year-old transgender son needs.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, vetoed the measure earlier this month, calling it “a vast government overreach.” But the Arkansas General Assembly overrode the veto, and the bill will become law this summer.

Emily Spurrier said when her son heard the news, he sat in her car and cried for an hour.

“It was just kind of a wave of emotions, thinking about moving and then him worrying about some friends that he has here in the Little Rock area,” she said. “And then just the thought that this is really the only place he ever remembers living.”
George Spurrier said that, in addition to the transition-care ban, the Arkansas Legislature is considering several other bills that create an unsafe environment for his son.

“If it had been one or two bills, we may have been more optimistic about fighting and getting through all of it,” he said. “But the fact that they just kept coming one after another after another ... has just kind of demoralized us. Even if everything gets defeated or repealed, the spirit behind them is still here, and we just can't help but feel like it's not safe.”
Make no mistake this is a pogrom and if you do not know what a pogrom is here are a couple of examples…
  • The Holocaust
  • The Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire
  • The Serbians in Sarajevo
  • The Catholic Croatians in Bosnia and Herzegovina also by the Ottoman Empire
Make no mistake, the Republican party is doing this to appease the evangelical christian base that wants to eradicating us.

If you vote Republican you are contributing to the eradication of us, you are complicit in our destruction. You can say that you vote for Republicans for smaller government lower taxes but you are also voting for all their other policies including their attacks on us.

Over 400 bills have been introduced in state legislatures to marginalize us, to demonize us, to destroy us. You cannot separate the killing of trans youth from your vote. If you vote Republican you have blood on your hands.
"Families are in a state of panic, asking what state should they move to. They want to know what they should do next and we don't have a clear answer for them."
LGBTQ Nation
By Alex Bollinger 
April 19, 2021

At least four transgender teens at one clinic in Arkansas have reportedly attempted suicide in the two weeks since the state banned gender-affirming health care for transgender minors.

“My families are in a state of panic, asking what state should they move to, saying their child is threatening to kill themselves,” Dr. Michele Hutchison told CTV. “They want to know what they should do next and we don’t have a clear answer for them.”
If I sound bitter it is because I am. No one should have to flee their homes for their safety here in the United States. No one should have to worry if their child will succumb to the hate.

Now the Tennessee Republicans want to try to ban us from bathrooms again…
By Jonathan Mattise
April 19, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers on Monday passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don’t reflect their gender at birth.

The proposal must now pass the Senate before it can head to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk, with senators expected to vote on the proposal later this week. The bill is one of several LGTBQ-related measures that the GOP-controlled General Assembly have introduced this year that critics have slammed as discriminatory. Most notably, Lee, a Republican, signed a different proposal this year that bars transgender athletes from playing girls’ public high school or middle school sports.

Monday, April 19, 2021

I Do Not Believe It!

I think that their research is flawed… it was a convenience sample that was skewed.

4 in 10 Transgender Women Have HIV: CDC
US News and World Report
By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter
April 16, 2021

 (HealthDay News) -- Four in 10 transgender women have HIV, which shows the urgent need to offer them more prevention and treatment services, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

In interviews with more than 1,600 transgender women in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle in 2019 and early 2020, researchers found that 42% of those with a valid HIV test result had HIV. Transgender women are those assigned male at birth and identify as female.

The report found significant racial and ethnic disparities. In all, 62% of Black transgender women and 35% of Hispanic transgender women had HIV, compared with 17% of white transgender women.

Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed lived at or below the poverty level. Forty-two percent had been homeless in the past year.

"These data provide a clear and compelling picture of the severe toll of HIV among transgender women and the social and economic factors -- including systemic racism and transphobia -- that are contributing to this unacceptable burden," said Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, director of the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.

Do you see the flaw?

I do not know if it is the article and the reporter generalized or that there is fault in the study for them to make the statement “according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.”

The flaw is that they only looked in cities, they didn’t look in the towns around the cities nor did they look in the rural towns. That is like psychologist Michael Bailey only interviewing trans people that he found in gay bars for his “study.”

The link to the CDC that they provide says,

Nearly 1 million people identify as transgender in the United States (US); and, adult and adolescent transgender people made up 2% (601) of new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas in 2018. 

That does sound like 40% to me, 2% sounds a lot less than 40%.