February 28, 2008

Why Trans People Need Legal Rights

Want more proof that hate crimes laws for trangender people are sorely needed?

The woman on the right is Chanelle Pickett, a young transwoman from Massachusetts who was brutally strangled to death in 1995, when she was only 23. Her sister, Gabrielle, according to this blog, was also murdered, in 2003.

Chanelle's murderer received only 2 years in jail.

1 comment:

Katie said...

sad i can't be there, but i'm looking forward to good news!