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Mother of transgender woman rages at her daughter's killer

Portrait of Islan Nettles - Last year, Islan Nettles was beaten to death outside a police service area in New York. Her murderer was charged with a misdemeanor for assault. Transgender women face extreme rates of discrimination, and for trans women of colour that often comes in the form of violence. The murder rate for trans women of colour is insanely high compared to the rest of the general population, and it is not uncommon that the murderers go free. #feminism #equality #humanrights

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black -Islan Nettles Catherine Graffam - Islan Nettles was a trans woman of color who was murdered in Harlem last year because of trans misogyny. Her murderer, a white man, beat her to death on street outside of a police station and walked away without a prison sentence. Everyday trans women’s lives are in jeopardy because they simply walk outside. This series of portraits is a memorial to queer people’s lives and their struggles, and a witness to ignorance to ignorance we stil face

Sign being held, with pictures of Islan Nettles, at vigil for the murdered transgender woman, August 27, New York city, New York

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Who Cares About Islan Nettles? Who Cares about Islan Nettles? Those who walk a mile in her shoes every single day... http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2014/03/04/islan-nettles-trans-woman-nyc Iam Luz's Daughter

A Year Later, "Nothing" Has Changed Since Transgender Woman Islan Nettles Was Killed

"You'd like to think that it's improving, but we've just had our worst recorded month of murder in the history of the...