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Transgender Murder Cases Remain Largely Unsolved

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Today, most transgender murder cases continue to remain unsolved in the United States because police are struggling to connect with LGBTQ+ communities and properly represent victims in the media. Several experts and advocates for the transgender and LGBTQ+ communities have stated that United States police routinely fail to protect transgender victims via illformed state hate crime laws and improper identification practices such as misgendering and misnaming individuals.

Transgender Violence Surges in Puerto Rico

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With the death of Samuel Edmund Damian Valentin, seven trans people have been killed Puerto Rico within the past year. LGBTQ+ activists like Pedro Julio Serrano are demanding that the government declare a state of emergency for gender violence and hate crimes. Additionally, the violence is the worst it has been in over a decade. In 2020, more trans people were murdered in the U.S. than in 2019. 

Tracy "Mia" Green

Transgender Woman’s Killer Arrested

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Police have arrested and charged Abdullah Ibn El-Amin Jaamia with the fatal shooting of transgender woman Tracy “Mia” Green. El-Amin Jaamia claimed that his passenger, Mia Green, had been shot and he was rushing her to the hospital. Police escorted the vehicle to Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, where 29-year-old Green died of a gunshot wound to her neck.

The Truth About Human Trafficking

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The reality of trafficking right now is that you probably know someone who was affected or you probably know someone who knows the trafficker or is related to a trafficker or, you know someone who is buying sex from underage people. They may not even be aware that they’re  under age.

Your Next Favorite Podcast: Queers for Fears

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Queers for Fears podcast hosts Abbie and Ellie are two best friends since toddlerhood who talk about all things creepy, spooky, and the horrors of life. We spoke with Ellie and Abbie about their true crime origins, and what inspired them to start their podcast.  

MMNster Book Review: Mysterious Skin

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I’d seen the 2004 movie adaptation of Mysterious Skin years ago before I knew that the book came first. I saw the movie on DVD, I don’t remember how I got my hands on it. I was around 18-19 at the time and starting to pay more attention to my queerness, and began to seek out media with queer characters. I was reminded of the book recently as I was talking about actors who had been in movies that we’d forgotten all about with my partner and I remembered Joseph Gordon-Levitt and we both remembered that he was in the movie adaptation of Mysterious Skin.

Black Trans Lives Matter

Layleen Polanco’s Treatment By Prison Guards Shows How Trans Women Are Killed By An Indifferent System

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An estimated 15,000 protesters turned out to march down Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway in solidarity with Black transgender lives on Sunday, more than three weeks into the racial uprising sparked by the death of George Floyd. Dressed all in white, the group advanced like a tide.  A collaboration between The Okra Project, which provides meals to black trans people, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, the rally endeavored to call attention to the disproportionated levels of violence and discrimination that black trans individuals face.