Monday, March 01, 2021


When you are trans life is hard when you are trans and a minority life can be deadly.
Most transgender murder cases remain unsolved as police struggle to connect in LGBTQ+ communities
Miami Herald
By Brooke Baitinger South Florida Sun Sentinel (TNS)
March 1, 2021

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In the nearly eight months since a transgender woman was shot dead in the middle of a crowded South Florida street, Bree Black’s case has all but gone cold.

No one has come forward with any leads, police say. It’s a phenomenon that experts and advocates who study violence against transgender people know all too well.

They say the problem stems from the lack of protections for transgender victims in state hate crime laws and is exacerbated by law enforcement mistreating, misgendering, or misnaming the victims. A potential salve for the problem is on the horizon in Broward County, where a league of first responders recently formed an LGBTQ+ liaison coalition.
The rate of transgender murder cases that are solved nationally is well below the national clearance rate for murders in which the victims are cisgender, meaning their gender is the same as the one they were assigned at birth. Nationally, the murder clearance rate is about 62%, according to the FBI’s 2020 uniform crime report.
I have to wonder if the police really take our murders seriously or if they just give us lip service.
When the victims are transgender, the rate drops down to about 44%, according to preliminary data compiled by Brendan Lantz, an assistant professor in the college of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University.

“That’s an alarming drop-off,” he said. And it’s even lower in Florida, where the rate is about 40%, according to Lantz’ research.
The intersection is deadly.
Spotlighting the Intersection of Black and Transgender Identities
By Tori Cooper
February 23, 2021

In 2020, HRC tracked a record number of violent fatal incidents against transgender and gender non-conforming people, the majority of them Black trans women. This is the result of misogyny, racism and transphobia that is deeply rooted in society; we must work to end the stigma of being Black and trans and combat this epidemic of fatal violence.
Where is all this new hate coming from?

Well I don't think that you have to look that far.

Last night the Republican worshiped their golden idol and they used us as their whipping boy.
Trump mocks transgender athletes in first speech since leaving office
Ex-president called transgender women athletes ‘biological males’
The Independent
By Graeme Massie
March 1, 2021

Donald Trump mocked transgender athletes in his first major speech since leaving office.

The ex-president called transgender women athletes “biological males” and complained that records in women’s sports were being “smashed” by transgender competitors.
Mr Trump received a huge round of applause and audible laughs from the CPAC audience during that section of his speech.
Let’s face it.

The Republican party has become the party of hate.

They are for everything people hate and they use the hate for vote and donations.

They talk about closing the borders… why? Because they hate foreigner.

They talk about law and order… why? Because they hate blacks and they look the other way when blacks are killed by the police.

They talk about the sanctity of marriage… why? Because they hate lesbians and gays.

They talk about bathrooms and locker rooms… why? Because they hate us.

They are talking to their base. They are talking to their white supremacist base.

Don’t believe me?

Take a look at their stage.
Hyatt calls hate symbols 'abhorrent' after CPAC stage compared to sign used by Nazis
By Reuters Staff
February 28, 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hyatt Hotels Corp called symbols of hate “abhorrent” on Sunday after the design of a stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference at one of its hotels drew comparisons to a Norse rune used by Nazis during World War Two.

A photo of the CPAC stage went viral on social media on Saturday, with thousands of Twitter users sharing posts comparing its distinctive design to an othala rune, one of many ancient European symbols that Nazis adopted to “reconstruct a mythic ‘Aryan’ past,” according to the Anti-Defamation League.

The ceiling of the conference room featured a lighting display in the same shape as the stage, according to Reuters photographs.

Hyatt said all aspects of conference logistics, including the stage design, were managed by the American Conservative Union, which organized the conference.
Tell me that this was accidental.

And I will point to the fact that during the insurrection and the storming of the Capitol many of the people wore othala rune patches or carried othala rune flags.

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