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Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Trans Discrimination: Then and Now

Zachary Khouri, Staff Writer

January 15, 2019

Filed under Features, Top News

Violence Against The Trans Community Thirty-five years old. That's the average life expectancy for a transgender woman of color in America.  Two weeks into 2019 and a trans woman has already been murdered. But she isn't the only one to die in the past year. Karla Patricia Flores-Paven, 26. Choked to death in her own apartment. Vontashia Bell, 18. Took a shot to the head. Arguably one of the worst, Viccky Gutierrez, 33. Stabbed, and then set on fire in her Los Angeles home. Twenty-five known trans people were murdered in 2018, and, with the exception of Flores-Paven and a couple others, their murderers have yet to be caught. As the rest of the world has begun to become more accepting of LGB rights, trans people have been left behind. Despite everything that has changed since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the transphobia demonstrated by the policemen that night remains the same today. And now, perhaps more than ever, trans rights are under attack. Modern Trans Discrimination At London Pride in July 2018, a group of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) lesbians headlined London Pride to protest against trans bathroom rights under the belief that they threatened cisgender* women's safety. It was only until after that London Pri...

ScotSkim: convictions

ScotSkim: convictions

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

December 9, 2018

Filed under ScotSkim - quick news briefs

Charlottesville neo-Nazi convicted on all counts “Unite the Right"rioter James Alex Fields Jr., was convicted of first-degree murder in a Virginia court on Dec. 7 for plowing his car into, and killing, counter-protestor and civil rights advocate Heather Heyer on Aug. 12, 2017. Besides one coun...

Muslim discrimination spreads across America

Muslim discrimination spreads across America

Zaina Abdelrahman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017

Filed under Features

Noor Dahbour is a Carlmont alumna who experienced the dehumanizing discrimination of American Muslims. Muslims have the highest rates in being discriminated against among religious groups in America. One could be practicing their religion peacefully, reading their holy book, or wearing...

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