11/24/13

Be Aware the SICK new "Knock Out Game" It's a real threat to transgender people.

Transgender and LGB people were not mentioned as potential targets but we know all too well this sort of violence..."It's a chilling trend being felt across the country with incidents reported in Philadelphia, new york, Connecticut and Pittsburgh. Victims left injured and stunned. Footage of the attack caught on surveillance cameras or posted online by the attackers themselves." ~ More at ABC news



Against Me! Rocks Troubadour in West Hollywood on way to Japan

If you haven't been to see Laura Jane Grace yet this is what it means. Honesty. Raw soul. Courage. And LOUD, very very LOUD, head banging, crowd surfing, eye opening heavy metal introspection and joy.

Against Me! faced some controversy and doubt albeit very little, after Laura openly began transition. Some feared Against Me! would lose their cutting edge power with Laura's embracing her femininity. I saw her with her old band mates last year and they rocked. But the refreshed band looks so awesome I just can't wait for her to come back to the lonestar state.

Laura Jane Grace is proof that we should not assume anything about transexuality or Punk Rock.



Read a first hand account of Against Me! performance in WeHo in the LA Times "Against Me! turns pain into triumph at the Troubadour" by Mikael Wood. He totally gets what it means to be transgender. A great read.

In the Windy the 29th? Against Me! will be playing a free solo set black friday at Reckless Records.


Worthington Transgender woman Jacqui Cowdrey found dead two arrested, released on bail

50-year-old Jacqueline Cowdrey, known as Jacqui, was found dead in her ground flat in Heron Court, Victoria Road, Worthing, shortly before 6pm on Tuesday (19 November)

A post mortem was carried out on Wednesday but further tests need to be done to confirm the cause of death.

Detective Inspector Gordon Denslow said: "We are still trying to confirm exactly what happened to the woman in the hours before her death.

"We believe she was in an argument with a man in Bedford Row, close to the Vintner's Parrot pub in Warwick Street. Did you see or hear that argument taking place, some time between 4pm and 7pm on Monday (18 November) ?

"We would still also like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious at Heron Court in the hours before we were contacted.

"Please contact us if you know anything at all about what happened."

Anyone with information should call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Seal, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Sources: Heart.UKThe Argus