Monday, June 29, 2015

Trans Woman Beaten to Death By Police On Day of Supreme Court Ruling

[TRIGGER WARNING: MURDER, POLICE BRUTALITY, TRANSMISOGYNY, BLOOD, ASSAULT]

Did you hear about this yet? No? Not surprised.

Two São Paulo police officers arrested for the murder of transgender woman Laura Vermont

The details are horrifying. The video even more so. This poor woman, who seems to have one absolutely nothing wrong, was chased down by a fucking mob and beaten to death. While people across the country were celebrating the nation-wide legalization of same-sex marriage, she was being brutally murdered in the streets by cops.

I didn't see this anywhere, not on Tumblr, not on Twitter, certainly not in the news, until today when a trans friend of mine told me about it.

This is what trans people mean when they say the mainstream, rich white gay male community doesn't help them and doesn't care about them. Marriage equality is great, but transmisogyny is costing a shit load of lives, and the vast majority of people don't even hear about it.

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