As the title suggests, everything on this blog concerns violence against trans women.
The Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project is a trans feminist project addressing issues of systematic, institutional and interpersonal violence and oppression experienced by trans women (those who were coercively assigned male at birth and identify or are identified as women/female) across multiple identities (e.g., race, class, dis/ability, citizen-status, nationality, sexuality, age, HIV status, and form, status, or age of transition, etc.)
Ida Hammer is a writer and social justice communicator. She organizes the Trans Women's Anti-Violence Project. She presents workshops and trainings on cis privilege and being a trans ally. She's also involved in organizing against sexualized violence. She's a proud dyke-identified trans woman and an organizer of the New York City Dyke March.
male-to-femaletransgender woman was found fatally shot in the head in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Monday morning on the city’s West Side, according to information obtained from police in a report by CBS Chicago.
The victim’s body was found in an alley in the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard with a gunshot wound to the forehead.
Police told CBS that a woman called authorities after finding the body behind her home.
Chicago Police News Affairs officer Veejay Zala could not confirm that the victim is transgender to Chicago Phoenix and referred to them as a “male.”
Community leaders, including Modesto Tico Valle, CEO at Center on Halsted say they are saddened and disturbed by the news.
“Though we do not have all the details, this news is extremely disturbing, especially as severe violence against transgender women is all too common,” Valle said in a statement Tuesday. “Transgender women face some of the highest rates of violence and abuse in our nation. This is the third reported murder of a transgender woman in the U.S. in April alone.
The community must work together to create safety in for all people, especially those most targeted, Valle said.
Center on Halsted is a founding member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). Their most recent report indicated that of the murders identified as hate crimes against LGBTQ people and those impacted by HIV in 2010, 44% were against transgender women, according to the release.
As of Monday night, nobody was in custody, said Zala.
Area North detectives are investigating.