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Queens Marks Transgender Day of Remembrace

The Queens Pride House, on November 21, held an event to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which provided members of the transgender community and allies with an opportunity to discuss the causes of violence against transgender people as well as possible ways to address such violence. The discussion was facilitated by Pauline Park, president of the Pride House board of Comment
Guest Perspective

It is Time to End Anti-Transgender Violence

The 15th Transgender Day of Remembrance provides an opportunity to reflect on the many transgender people whose lives have been cut short by brutal violence simply for living as their true selves, including Harlem resident Islan Nettles, the 21-year-old African-American transgender woman who was viciously attacked in August by an assailant who shouted anti-LGBT slurs at her and Comments (1)
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Case Against Suspect in Islan Nettles Slaying Dismissed 

Three months after Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old transgender woman, died as the result of a brutal beating in Harlem, the only person charged in the slaying saw his case dismissed. Comments (1)

Felony Charge Nixed in HIV Exposure Case

A unanimous five-judge New York appeals court panel has rejected the argument that an HIV-positive man should face felony charges, carrying a mandatory minimum prison term, for exposing another person to the virus by failing to disclose his serostatus before having unprotected sex. Comments (3)


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