4/21/12

Paige Clay Your Murder will not get "Swept Under The Rug"

Paige was found slain in a cold back Chicago ally last week. Local advocates and friends disllusined with perceived police ineptitude and uncaring attitudes have begun a campaign to make sure her murder doesn't go unsolved.

The Chicago Taskforce will be rallying for JUSTICE FOR PAIGE and have issued this statement:
"THIS IS TO HELP WITH ANY INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON THE MURDER/HOMICIDE OF PAIGE , ALSO THIS IS A CHANCE FOR US AS COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER SO ANOTHER ONE OF OURS JUST WON'T BE SWEPT UNDER THE RUG .... FOR MORE INFO CONTACT BRIAN @ TASKFORCE 773-473-4100
No one with genetic ties have claimed Paiges body from the morgue as of this posting. If I died today the same would happen with me. I didn't know Paige personally but am I am her family, the only real family ether of us have.

More at the Chicago Phoenix

AP Report: It Made Me Feel Like I was of Worth: Transgender Workplace Discrimination

"It makes me feel like I am of worth, like I have a chance to get a job." These are the words of one black transgender woman describing how it felt to be at the LTBG job fair. But that chance for Mocha remains slim as nearly half of us, according to the the AP report, experience "some sort of workplace discrimination." I'm pretty sure that number is much higher, especially for trans people of color.

Most of us have experienced long periods of under and unemployment. When we do find jobs that actually supply a pay check we are targeted by co workers with schemes to hurt our reputations and feelings and supervisors who overlook us when training becomes available.

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For the record, the narrator incorrectly described gender as an 'orientation' conflating transgender peoples gender expression and identity with sexual orientation.