Monday, January 24, 2011

Transgender Woman Killed in Minneapolis [trans news]

This saddens me to even have to write this, but a fellow transsister, Krissy Bates, was found dead in her Minneapolis apartment on January 11th around 3pm; she had been murdered. A 40-year-old male suspect has been arrested for her murder.

She was the first murder victim of this year in Minneapolis, and to my knowledge, the first transperson to be murdered this year in the US. She will be honored on Transgender Day of Remembrance in November.

The US isn't the only place transpeople, especially transwomen, are victimized. Killings of women, especially transgender women, has been on the rise in Honduras, according to

In the last four weeks the bodies of five transgender women in Honduras have been found. The murder of women, especially transgender women, has been on the rise following the June 28, 2009 coup. According to the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, prior to the most recent murders, there have been 31 deaths of LGBTI people in Honduras in the last year and a half.

Violence against transpeople has to stop - there is a need for awareness and education; that is why I remain visible and do what I do.


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  3. Awwwwww, poor little thing! Now he can't masturbate about being a "woman" and wearing the things the Patriarchy says we "have to." Sarcasm off. I'm just glad there is ONE LESS stupid, FuckedUp, over-sexed, XY male freak with a "woman fetish," wanting to literally live inside a self-created, "plastic" version of God's best creation (womankind). The Bible clearly teaches that "the wage of sin is death" (Romans 6:23), and that, "sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" (James 1:15).

    So all I can tell you is, this man was so depraved that God finally had to pull the plug on him before his actions caused anymore problems for others (i.e. invading our women-only spaces, causing young children to stare at the "unusually tall woman with the big hands," etc.). But the way He went about making/allowing this to happen involved a murder, rather than something like cancer that would've taken longer.

    See, God often uses a "higher razor," meaning someone more wicked than you, to destroy you. For example: the Muslim countries, with their IED's and constant street fighting, may be the death of the United States once we continue along on this "bobsled to hell," with gay marriage and all those other abominable things in the world today. So no sympathy here -- I'm just telling you WHY it happened.

    "irisom," who hates MtF's even more than she does FtM's