Saturday, March 25, 2017

Senseless murder. Homophobia Transphobia Revisited

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The week after the Transgender Day of Visibility, we will be having a march and vigil for trans justice.

The Trump administration has emboldened people to express their bigoted beliefs and act on them. 8 trans women of color have been murdered already in 2017. The Trump administration has also revoked the right of trans students to use the bathroom that aligns with their gender. Irrational fear about transgender people in the bathrooms is spreading around the country. This is as important a time as ever to stand up proudly and loudly in support of transgender rights.

Join us as we rally and march for justice for our transgender community, and hold a vigil to mourn and honor the lives of the black and indigenous trans women who have been murdered, and those we have lost to suicide.

"Honor our dead, and fight like hell for the living."

We are centering those facing the multiple intersections of oppression, particularly trans women of color, homeless, immigrants, muslims, sex workers, disabled, those living with mental illness, and others facing multiple oppressions. All are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate, including cis allies.

For more information or to be involved with organizing, please contact
United FRONT: Families Resisting & Organizing Nonviolently Together for more updates
and continuing efforts
Tendremos una marcha y una vigilia la semana después del Día Internacional de Visibilidad Trans.

La administración Trump ha empoderado a gente con creencias intolerantes, racistas, prejuiciadas a expresar y actuar en estas creencias. Siete mujeres transgénero han sido asesinados ya durante el año 2017. La administración Trump ha revocado el derecho de los estudiantes transgénero a usar el baño con corresponda con su identidad de género. Temor irracional sobre la gente transgénero en los baños se está propagando por el país. Ahora es más importante que nunca pararnos con orgullo y convicción en apoyo de los derechos trans.

Únete a nosotros para el rally y la marcha por la justicia por nuestra comunidad transgénero y para honrar con una vigilia a las vidas de las mujeres afroamericanos e indígenas transgénero que han sido asesinados, y todxs ellxs que hemos perdido al suicidio.

“Honrar a nuestros muertos, y luchar con pasión para los vivos.”

Nos estamos concentrando en las personas transgénero que confronten varias intersecciones de opresión: las mujeres de color, las personas sin hogar, lxs inmigrantes, lxs musulmanes, lxs trabajadores de sexo, lxs discapacitadxs, las personas que viven con una enfermedad mental y otrxs que confronten múltiples opresiones. Todos son bienvenidos a participar.

Para más información o para involucrarse en la organización de este evento, por favor póngase en contacto con:

Frente Unido: Las Familias por la resistencia y organización no violenta para actualizaciones u otros eventos  [/QUOTE]



I seriously doubt The Trump Administration is discouraging this organization, at least not like Oregon Governer Kate Brown and Hillary Clinton would:

About The Pink Pistols

“Thirty-one states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. “
–Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000


The murder and harassment against these LGBT people is not true heterocentric pride by any means. It's a sad and sick fear of people who have been dealt a challenging hand in life.  These LGBT people often can't even help having transgender mannerisms and transgender roles roles, a lot like I a have a fondness for doing arts and crafts in bright rainbow like colors that many find "faggy" or effeminine:  There's a certain benevolent trans-gender of traditional roles within us all  that has nothing to do with sexuality, but flexibility of chores that need to be done for a society to function.   A balance of "roles" and "capacity" is often all that is necessary for the human species to function and often doesn't matter about the best "gender" of who is suited to doing those tasks, just as long as those tasks are getting done.  I love platonically the butch "diesel dyke" transgender female-to-males that drives our local public transportation bus or is a truck driver who delivers essential tangible goods from Warehouse to supermarket, or is a security guard, or a cop, or a bouncer in a bar.   I love the tireless ridiculously effeminine toned "faggy" man who is a barrista at the Cafe or is a caretaker for mentally retarded autistic people, or is a florist, or who organizes an art gallery.   These are all good people who have essential jobs they work hard at and perform well at &  pay taxes.   They keep their homosexual activities or any sexual activities private and between consensual adults.   They don't bother people.  They're humanitarian people. They don't threaten anyone's heterosexuality nor try and push their homosexuality on children.  They don't recruit.  They don't recruit. They don't recruit!

I remember shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon building on the 11th of September 2001, that following Friday in downtown Portland Oregon there was a candlelight vigil for Loni Kai, a transgender Male to Female Pacific Islander, and I thought it was for the victims at the world trade center, it ended up being a dual celebration of life.  I can never forget that.  By all accounts this transvestite or cross dresser was born with this hormonal mixup and her family and people loved him/her and 

Washington County cold cases: 10 years after county's only known hate-crime killing, detectives aren't giving up

Rebecca Woolington | The Oregonian/OregonLive By Rebecca Woolington | The Oregonian/OregonLive
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on August 25, 2011 at 8:00 AM, updated August 25, 2011 at 4:17 PM
Lorenzo Okaruru aka Loni Kai.JPGView full sizeLorenzo "Loni Kai" Igisaiar Okaruru
Ten years ago this week, Lorenzo Okaruru's badly beaten body was found in a tree-lined field just off Southwest Farmington and Rood Bridge roads. She died of head injuries, likely the result of blows from a metal object. The beating was particularly brutal, with no evidence of other crimes. No signs of sexual assault. She still had cash on her.
She was "brutally beaten -- with passion," said retired Washington County Sheriff's Detective Mike O'Connell.
The killing likely stemmed from rage, investigators say, triggered after someone picked her up for a date and discovered that 28-year-old Okaruru, who lived as a woman, was biologically male. Okaruru, detectives said, had previously been assaulted for that reason.
Because detectives think that Okaruru's transgender identity was a factor in her slaying, the case was classified as a hate crime.
It remains Washington County's only known hate-crime killing. A decade after Okaruru's body was found on Aug. 26, 2001, her killer remains unknown.
The Okaruru case is one of five unsolved homicide cases out of 100 homicides in Washington County during the past 11 years.

The county does not have a team of detectives assigned solely to "cold cases" -- homicides that have been thoroughly investigated, with all leads exhausted.  Investigators are pressed to find time to revisit them amid new homicide, robbery, rape, death and assault investigations. O'Connell, who retired last year after more than 20 years as a sheriff's detective, works strictly on cold cases on a part-time basis for the sheriff's office. He scours files, searching for investigative avenues not yet taken.
O'Connell and sheriff's Detective Murray Rau, who also is investigating Okaruru's killing, say they recently received a tip about the case from a card game in the Washington County Jail.
Decks of cards in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark county jails are designed to help investigators with unsolved homicides. Each card bears a murder victim's face and an anonymous tip line.

Have a tip about this cold case?
If you have any information about the Lorenzo Okaruru case, contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2700.
A reward is also being offered for any information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case.
The detectives didn't elaborate on the tip. Investigators think that on the night of her death, Okaruru left her Reedville home, off Southwest Cornelius Pass Road, about midnight. Okaruru, who also was known as Loni Kai, often hung out at bars along Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway, but investigators don't know where she went the night she was killed.
Surveillance video showed Okaruru at a 7-Eleven at Cornelius Pass and TV Highway at 2:10 a.m.
About 3:30 a.m., Beaverton police spotted her hitchhiking near TV Highway and Southwest 141st Avenue.
The officers tried to help Okaruru get a ride. But Okaruru, who showed no signs of distress, declined.
Her body was found about 8 a.m. close to Farmington Road, concealed by trees. "Someone wanted to dump her and get away," O'Connell said.
The scene was clean of clues. "They didn't leave anything behind for us," Rau said.
After seeing the case on the news, a man told investigators he was driving east on Farmington just before 5 a.m., when he passed a smaller SUV or similar vehicle, slowly backing up a dirt road. A man, his arms flailing in the air, was in the field walking toward the vehicle, which was near where Okaruru's body was found.
Detectives think Okaruru was picked up, attacked and dumped in the field between 3:30 and 5 a.m. She was too far from the last place she was seen to have walked, O'Connell said.
Since Okaruru's death, investigators have struggled to track down and contact her family. She had lived with cousins and nephews and worked at Epson Portland in Hillsboro.
Finding witnesses and friends and family members of slaying victims in any old case is challenging, Rau said, and complicates the investigation. But the challenges don't lessen investigators' drive to find Okaruru's killer.
"We want to solve this just as much now as we did 10 years ago," O'Connell said.
There's no statute of limitations on murder, the detectives say. And they want justice -- even a decade later -- in the form of a conviction.
Rebecca Woolington; Twitter @rwoolington

This is only recently in Brazil

Brazil police search for six men accused of brutally beating transgender woman to death

The graphic moment a battered transsexual pleads for her life moments before being beaten to death in a sickening homophobic attack.

(Viral Press)


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