My neighbours keep partying very loudly. It’s 3am and they keep stomping, banging on the walls screaming “hey hey hey hey!!!”
Like omg I have to work this weekend. They do this EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Like do they even have responsibilities?
Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
Remembering LGBT Hispanic Victims of Murder/Police Brutality
Gwen Araujo, 17 (California) - Transgender Woman of Color Killed October 3rd, 2002 in Gruesome Beating Murder By Four Men, Of Which Two She Had Sex With, Who Beat & Strangled Her After Finding Out She Was Transgender
Only 17 years old at the time of her death, today Gwen would be a 27-year-old young woman had her life not been brutally taken by four men who discovered she was born male.
The story of Gwen’s life has been celebrated and kept alive by her mother, Sylvia Guerrero. Sylvia supported Gwen when she transitioned as a teenager, and in an act of love and respect, had her child’s name legally changed to Gwen after the murder.
In 2006, Lifetime aired a TV Movie about Gwen’s life and the tragic manner in which it ended. A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story stars J.D. Pardo (currently starring in Revolution on NBC) and Mercedes Ruehl. The film received the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie, and can be seen via Amazon Instant Video.
Gwen’s murder brought much-needed attention to the horrific nature and frequency of violent hate crimes against transgender people. In 2006, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the "Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act," which states that the use of societal bias, including so-called “panic strategies,” to influence the proceedings of a criminal trial is not permitted.
Unfortunately transgender people, especially transgender women of color, continue to be targeted for vicious and brutal attacks.
Every year, communities around the United States hold the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance in November. This event remembers and draws attention to the dozens of transgender people murdered every year simply for being themselves.
According to local reports Sylvia Guerrero will speak at the 10 Year Anniversary Remembrance of Gwen Araujo event being held in San Francisco on Saturday, October 6. The commemoration will be held at 2 p.m. at the Visitacion Valley San Francisco Public Library, 201 Leland Ave. [GLAAD]
note to critics of the world: When you’re talking to African-American women, don’t use the tired “angry black woman” stereotype.
New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, whose journalism career includes a laundry list of inaccuracies and errors, published a disgusting assessment of how Rhimes and her hit ABC series Scandal have changed the television landscape for black women.
"When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography," Stanley begins, "it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."