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1st trans murder of 2016 reported in Austin

JonCasey William Rowell, 29, has been charged with first degree murder and is being held in Travis County Jail on a $250,000 bond, in connection with the Jan. 22 shooting death of Monica Loera, a 43-year-old Austin trans woman, according … Continue reading

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Convicted gay-bashing killer Jon Buice released on parole

File this under “Things That Slipped By Us”: Jon Buice, who pleaded guilty in 1992 to murdering a Houston gay man, was released from prison on Dec. 30 after serving 23 years of his 45-year sentence. Buice was 17 on … Continue reading

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Trans woman murdered in Philadelphia, brings 2015 trans murder tally to 21

Twenty-two-year-old Keisha Jenkins was shot to death on a Philadelphia street early Tuesday morning, Oct. 6, becoming the second trans woman murdered in the City of Brotherly Love and the 21st trans woman murdered in the U.S. this year. Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Investigation Discovery’s ‘Facing Evil’ series features Texas drag queen convicted of murder

Anybody out there remember Brandi West? Back in the 1980s, she was a well-known and popular drag queen here in Texas. She lived, I think, in Houston, or near Houston. Anyway, Brandi West’s real name was John Clifford “Cliff” Youens … Continue reading

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Tyler media wrong about Ty Underwood’s gender

Both the Tyler Morning Telegraph and KLTV television station have ignored the fact that Ty Underwood was a transgender woman

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BREAKING NEWS: Longview man arrested in Ty Underwood murder

Carlton Ray Champion Jr., 21, of Longview has been charged with murder in the Jan. 26 death of Tyler trans woman Ty Underwood, according to KLTV television station in Tyler. Champion was already being held without bond in the Gregg … Continue reading

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Vigil set in Tyler for murdered trans woman

Local and state LGBT and allied organizations are holding a vigil at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4., at Bergfeld Park in Tyler in honor of Ty “Nunnee” Underwood, the 24-year-old transgender woman murdered Jan. 26 in Tyler. Some of Underwood’s … Continue reading

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U.S. Marine charged with murder of transwoman in Philippines

Prosecutor Emilie de los Santos found “probable cause” that Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton attacked Jennifer Laude after learning she was trans. He has been in custody since after the October incident.

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Police still looking for leads in September murder of gay man on Cedar Springs

Dallas Police are still looking for information regarding the murder of a gay man beaten to death early in the morning of Sept. 25 at the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Throckmorton Street. According to the DPD Blog, officers … Continue reading

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Jon Buice again denied parole in 1991 gay bashing murder

The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted today, Tuesday, Oct. 21, to once again deny convicted killer Jon Christopher Buice’s request for parole.Buice, now 40 years old, was one of 10 men — ranging in age at the time … Continue reading

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