New DC area Latina transgender organization hit with death threats

Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The message said: “You deserve divine punishment and death, but before death you should suffer. You are damned from birth to death” (loosely translated from Spanish).

As soon as they opened, Casa Ruby received this death threat — underscoring the perils faced by trans people everywhere. Physical harm and death — the very things the newly opened Washington DC area community center is designed to provide transgender people an escape from — is something they live with every day.

DC police chief Cathy Lanier has been in contact with Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado and LGBT groups are offering support but after dozens of funerals and hundreds of hospital visits of victims of trans violence, Corado takes these things seriously. But in spite of the message, Corado says the mission of the community center to protect trans people from violence will continue.

New Latina Transgender Organization Already Subject To Death Threats | WAMU 88.5 – American University Radio.

Casa Ruby founder Ruby Corado (Photo: Washington Blade)


You’re welcome to share this entire article!
Follow this topic and others on Lexie Cannes’ Facebook page:
Support this site, get the transgender-themed feature film “Lexie Cannes“ here:

Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement, Police, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,126 other followers

%d bloggers like this: