Police have no motive in transvestite's death

Full story: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

WAILUKU The stabbing death of a transvestite last month under a highway overpass in Makiki was not a hate crime, Honolulu police Detective Theodore Coons said Thursday.
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Honolulu, HI

#26 Aug 4, 2008
Sorry I missed the story on this... but it saddens me that people are so cruel. that guy must have lost his cool when he found out he was a mahu. those people are not vicious. they know how to be funny.god bless him and ohana.

Reston, VA

#30 Aug 6, 2008
Yes, what a shame. A life lost and a newspaper that doesn't know much about the transgendered.

'Transvestite' is a pejorative term under the umbrella of 'transgender.' It is usally taken to mean a gay cross dresser. Most cross dressers are heterosexual males who like to visit the other gender and then go home to be the husband/father.

A person who needs to be the other gender is a transsexual. That is a medical condition in which the brain was programmed one way as the phtical body was programmed the other way as the embryo developed. Male to female or female to male. Not all transsexuals have Sex Reassignment Surgery. Recent estimates put the number at about one in 2500. There are many more cross dressers than transsexuals.

Reporters and editors should check out the Associated Press style guidelines related to transgender and intersex.

My condolences to the ohana.
Been There Done That

Pearl City, HI

#31 Aug 6, 2008
Brown man wrote:
Sad story, just because he was a mahu does not mean that he deserved to die so young.
I agree with you..besides being so young he didnt deserve to die the way he did.

Honolulu, HI

#32 Aug 7, 2008
alice wrote:
transvestites are some of the sweetest people on earth. god bless his soul.
yes especially if ure walking down a dark alley u would rather want them as a friend instead of an jealous lover ..cause they can kick ure ass...with their size 14 shoes...

Honolulu, HI

#33 Aug 7, 2008

Las Cruces, NM

#34 Aug 7, 2008
badayu wrote:
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Dude looks like a lady? Dude is still a dude, dude.
Babooze dude, there was no "surprise, I got nuts too" you idiot. They were already living together in a car, they knew the deal, this is not Jerry Springer or Ricki Lake.
And what you know about Hotel street? Is that your route when you dress it up too?
No dude ! But I bet it is your route ! Better get checked for aids there dude ! You don't want to give it to your boyfriend !
auntie dottie

Lihue, HI

#35 Feb 16, 2010
Just to let you know Ill miss you and think of you and how city life is nowhere didnt know how hard life was being for you love always auntie dottie

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