9/19/08

Angie Zapata's accused killer to be tried for for 1st degree murder


"Colorado judge unsympathetic to 'transgender panic' argument" According to the PageOneQ report.

This is great news. An American transgender woman will be protected by law. We transgender have a special place of rage for the outrageous "Trans Panic" defense.

Ok I got to beatch about something ya know. In the following paragraphs is this often printed account of the circumstances leading to the horrific death of Angie Zapata;

"The two had met in person through a social networking website on July 15 and engaged once in oral sex. The next day, Andrade, upon looking at photographs in the apartment and becoming suspicious, confronted Zapata and soon beat her unconscious with a fire extinguisher and left her to die after grabbing her crotch and discovering her male genitalia."

WHO AND WHERE ARE YOU ACREDIATING THIS ACOUNT TO QONE? Could it be this killer has had ANAL sex with Angie? Are you taking this often published account as verbatim and publishing what everyone else has? That kind of reporting leads to misconceptions that lead to our deaths. Maybe they did not even have SEX at all. Maybe he killed her just out of hatred?

Transgender Victory at the Library Of Congress !!!


ACLU BLOG Great decision in Diane Schroer discrimination case!

"We’ve just gotten word from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the ACLU has won our case on behalf of Diane Schroer, a retired Army Colonel who was offered a job as a terrorism research analyst at the Library of Congress, only to have the offer rescinded when she told her future supervisor that she was in the process of gender transition."

Gender Identity
The(ACLU) Project defends the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people in employment, schools, and public accommodations. Transgender people's relationships should be recognized and legally protected, and gender identity must not be used against transgender parents in custody and visitation determinations. We work to include gender identity in state and local anti-discrimination policies, conduct outreach to transgender youth and students on their legal rights, and develop public education campaigns to raise awareness of transgender issues.