LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Details are scant and Detroit police are withholding certain details, but a person of color found shot to death on October 5, 2015 was transgender. The victim’s identity has not been released by officials. There have been two other trans murders in Detroit this year, both trans women of color.
In an interview with a local TV station, trans advocate Julisa Abad says the victim was known as “Melvin” and identified as gay and was a cross-dresser. The victim was, in fact, cross-dressing at the time of the murder. Abad believes the victim was targeted because of sexual orientation.
Since the victim was cross-dressing at the time of the murder, there should be no doubt to the question of whether this was a trans murder. Hate crime charges should apply.
No doubt there will be another rehashing of whether cross-dressers belong under the transgender umbrella, but remember this — to those who kill trans people, we’re all one and the same: “a man in a dress!”
I’m hoping further details surfaces soon.
First Detroit death this year (Amber Monroe): https://lexiecannes.com/2015/08/08/detroit-twoc-likely-another-transgender-murder-victim/
Third death [Trigger Warning]: http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/30441421-story
Watch LEXIE CANNES right now: http://www.amazon.com/Lexie-Cannes-CourtneyODonnell/dp/B00KEYH3LQ Or get the DVD: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/
Categories: Everything else