Three Charged in Possible Transgender...

Three Charged in Possible Transgender Hate Crime

There are 2 comments on the Patch.com story from Mar 12, 2013, titled Three Charged in Possible Transgender Hate Crime. In it, Patch.com reports that:

Hate crime charges are pending on three men who are accused of beating and kicking a transgendered person and a friend, according to a report from Montgomery County police's 3rd District.

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Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#1 Mar 13, 2013
You would think that after that incident in Md a year or so ago, in which the two black girls got 5 years for beating up the white trans girl in a fast food resturant. When do they ever learn? They learn when they get hurt for starting the incident! Will the police and prosecutors actually go after the three perpetrators?
Regards, Terri
JPA

Dallas, TX

#3 Mar 13, 2013
Hi - you might want to do some reading up on the correct terminology for reporting on transgender issues. It's unclear from your story if the victim is a transgender woman or a transgender man. If the victim is a transgender woman (sex was assigned male at birth but identifies as a woman) she should be referred to as a woman (not "he" or "him"). More info is here: http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender

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