LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Update – May 19, 2016. Name of security guard released. From The Washington Post: Police charged the guard, Francine Bernice Jones, 45, of the District, with one count of simple assault, a misdemeanor. She… Read More ›
DC-area trans woman likely lured to her death; suspect arrested
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — Police investigating the death of trans woman Zella Ziona are looking at the possibly she was lured to the location she was killed. Ziona was found shot in the head October 15, 2015 near… Read More ›
Mayors go to bat for transgender people in DC, Salem, Mass.
LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In Washington DC, Mayor Vincent Gray last week announced new standards for nearly all private and public health insurance plans throughout the District. Reportedly the new standard means trans people will among the most… Read More ›
DC’s trans equality act named after murdered trans woman
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Flying almost under the radar last week in the midst of headlines of attacks on numerous trans women in the city, the Washington DC Council unanimously approved a simplified process of changing gender markers on… Read More ›
DC transgender org uses Freedom of Info Act to uncover possible DC police hate crimes review bias
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — An upcoming independent and bias-free review of Washington DC’s Metropolitan Police Department’s handling of hate crimes may not be so independent after all. The DC Trans Coalition uncovered compelling evidence through the use of the… Read More ›
DC judge slams suspect, DA on transgender attack case
Washington D.C. Superior Court Judge Rhonda Reid Winston, apparently fed up with the behavior of the accused attacker of an unnamed trans woman and the DA’s apparent withholding of evidence, laid down the law on both of them. Winston ordered… Read More ›
On heels of DC pro-trans PR campaign, city proposes easier ID change
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — An affidavit from a doctor is all a transgender resident of Washington DC will need to get new birth certificate with the correct gender according to a new bill recently submitted to the DC city… Read More ›
New DC area Latina transgender organization hit with death threats
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… Read More ›
“A man in a dress” in transgender news headlines . . . protocols for mainstream media?
THIS GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Early Saturday morning when I was scanning the news reports about the stabbing of a transgender woman, I crossed several news reports that had the pronouns wrong or in some cases, sensational headlines like “A… Read More ›
DC’s Whitman-Walker Health Center helps abused and persecuted trans immigrants seek asylum in the United States
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Trans immigrants coming to the United States seeking to escape persecution, abuse or torture in their home countries often face major hurdles upon arrival — language difficulties and culture adaptation issues on top of the… Read More ›
Washington D.C. Transgender-specific Job Training Program Graduates 17.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — The program, reported to be the first transgender-specific job training and employment service program of its kind in the nation, graduates 17 residents on October 7th. Speakers scheduled include Washington DC Mayor Lisa Mallory. Called… Read More ›
Recent DC transgender murder victim Gaurav Gopalan is a well-known theater director
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Aeronautical engineer and esteemed member of the DC theater community, Gaurav Gopalan has been identified as the DC murder victim first reported here on Sept. 11, 2011. https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2011/09/11/dc-trans-woman-found-dead-the-latest-of-a-series-of-tg-related-incidents/ Gopalan died from blunt force trauma to… Read More ›
DC Trans Woman Found Dead — the latest of a series of TG-related incidents
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A transgender woman has been found dead in the DC Columbia Heights area. She suffered face trauma and is currently at the ME’s office to determine cause of death. She has not been identified and… Read More ›
Drunk off-duty DC cop stands on hood of car, shoots transgender woman inside.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — As if this wasn’t enough, the trans/LGBT community had heightened concerns over a pattern of violence against transgender people occurring in recent months in the DC area, including a brutal death. The woman who was… Read More ›