3/17/13

Milan Boudreaux, Murdered Metairie La. Trans Woman's Memory Desecrated By The Media


Trigger warning! There's a lot of problematic reporting initiated by the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs office which as a law enforcement agency is obligated to use official records in reports. This was then broadcasted by much of the media without consideration to the victims transgender identity.

Reading the comments on the Sheriffs facebook page it becomes clear that Milan Boudreaux, the slain transgender woman would have wanted to be remembered as such, not as Morris Williams or as a transvestite as reported by much of the media.




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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office (Official) Facebook March 13.

Sheriff Newell Normand announces the arrest of Melvin Miller, B/M, 20, of 7332 Townsouth #2 Baton Rouge, for two counts of second degree murder.

You may recall on February 14, 2013 JPSO deputies were called to 2209 Edenborn Apt. 3, regarding two badly decomposed bodies inside the apartment. The two victims were Morris Williams (36) of Metairie and Akeen Boudreaux (33) also of Metairie. Investigators determined Williams’ silver Pontiac was missing as well as a lap top computer and an iPhone.

On February 19, Detective Rhonda Goff got word of Baton Rouge Police responding to a domestic call of a fight between a man and a woman. The woman turns out to have been a transvestite, AKA “Jasmine.” The man who fled the scene was Melvin Miller. Miller was driving Morris Williams’ stolen silver Pontiac.

Miller denied being in New Orleans during the estimated time of the murders. However, cell phone records placed Miller in the area where the murders occurred. Detective Goff also learned Miller arrived in Baton Rouge driving Williams’ car and had his possession the victim's computer and cell phone. Miller told Goff, he obtained the vehicle from an unknown black male in Baton Rouge.

Detective Goff got an arrest warrant for two counts of second degree murder. Miller was booked into the East Baton Rouge Jail on a parole violation immediately following the interview by Detective Goff.



Portland Oregon's Lonesome Pizza "Tranny Bread Sticks"

Update! Click here to read about awesome Lonesomes Pizza decision to remove the word 'tranny' from there website menu.

I just talked with a very nice man, John, a manager at the Lonesome pizza and asked him about the use of the word 'tranny' on the restaurants website. He said the 'tranny' bread sticks promotion were the idea of co owner Nik, who identifies "as trans and a midget". I asked him if he had received any negative feedback from the trans community about using the word 'tranny' and he said no he hadn't.

I then explained that the word 'tranny' is widely regarded as defamation by the transgender community but John said it was ok because Nik, who he said does not identify by ether gender pronouns said its ok.

I understand Oregon is on the leading edge of trans inclusively affecting societal norms but I think the wishes and sensibilities of the vast majority of the trans community should be taken into account. I think the word 'tranny' should be removed from there website.

What do you think? Am I acting like a word police troll or am I making a rational request?
Lonesome Pizza a very cool restaurant with a very problematic breadstick 503-234-0114



Madonna In Uniform Slams Boy Scouts and Putin at The #GlaadAwards


If Putin sat down with Pussy Riot in The Same Room he'd probably want to Fuck them all. ~ Madonna at the 2013 Glaad Media Awards



Published on Mar 17, 2013

Madonna discusses the Boy Scouts ban on gay members and presents the Vito Russo Award to Anderson Cooper. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives.

We're Hiring: We've Reached The Trans Equality Tipping Point

Transgender Law Center, CA, USA

[3/16/2013 Email]

We're Hiring & Other Big News!

If you've been watching the news, you've seen that we're approaching a tipping point toward equality and justice for transgender people. Heck, just in the past few weeks coverage included our friends Laurie and Devon on the Katie Couric Show, Phoenix passing an inclusive non-discrimination ordinance, and Massachusetts instructing schools to allow transgender youth to use the appropriate facilities at school. Progress is happening folks!

Expanding Our Staff

Transgender Law Center has reached a tipping point too. We've hired Cecilia Chung as our new Senior Strategist. We're in the final stages of hiring a new Deputy Director and Program Manager. And now, I'm proud to announce that we will hire an additional Staff Attorney to help us grow our national impact. Please share the job opening far and wide so that we can attract the most talented pool of applicants possible!

Broadening Our Impact

The TLC staff are busy working on all kinds of projects that will create waves of equality for years to come. We currently are representing clients in South Carolina, Virginia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Arizona, and Nevada. As we are able, we'll share more about these cases! We're supporting two bills in California, one that will make sure transgender students have a fair opportunity to participate in programs and facilities that match their gender, and one that will finally eliminate the costly and burdensome court requirements for
legally changing your gender.

Supporting The Movement

Additionally, we continue to work in collaboration with our partners -from signing Amicus Briefs supporting marriage equality to joining our friends Pride at Work in educating labor leaders about the importance of collective bargaining for transgender health benefits. We also joined in efforts with National Center for Transgender Equality and Just Detention International to encourage Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to strengthen standards to prevent sexual abuse against LGBT immigration detainees, and contributed to a fund to help LGBT Dreamers obtain student visas.

Celebrating Our Work

I can't believe we're already gearing up to celebrate our 11th Anniversary with a fabulous Gala. There will be several surprises this year, but one that I'm super excited about is that we are accepting public nominations for our Vanguard Award! Click here to nominate a mover and shaker in the community who you think deserves recognition.

I am so proud of everyone involved in this movement - those of you sharing your stories with your friends and those of you campaigning for anti-discrimination laws in your hometowns or even at the White House. Everyone has a role to play in making the world a more fair and just place.

With great pride,

Masen Davis
Executive Director

P.S. All this progress sometimes has its set-backs. With your support we'll be able to weather any challenges that come our way, and continue this incredible momentum. Please donate what you can today!.

Guilty! Steubenville Football Players Face Years Of Jail For Rape

GUILTY!

Social media is responsible for this justice. Steubenville police and courts had already turned a blind eye to the teenager's rape and if not for a blogger who refused to be bullied anonymous and the world would have never known about what happened that night.

"Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond were sentenced to at least a year in juvenile jail, capping a case that came to light via a barrage of morning-after text messages, social media posts and online photos and video. Mays was sentenced to an additional year in jail on a charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, to be served after his rape sentence is completed." US News There scum bag lawyer tried to victim blame testifying that: "The reality is, she drank, she has a reputation for telling lies," said lawyer Walter Madison, representing the 16-year-old. That line stinks of transpanic, its the same sort of victim blaming. I find it extremely disturbing mainstream media has published pictures of these two looking sad or hugging there mama's. They committed a crime and now these two who tried to use money and prestige to slander the character of the victim are going to jail. Well, these two are awaiting sentencing and could be incarcerated until they are 21. I don't think thats enough. What about the other boys at that party? I'm sure these two weren't the only ones who should be punished. And what about the dirt bag sheriff and judges who would have let this girl be sacrificed for the sake of the towns football team's image?