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.
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — A passerby saw the flames and banged on doors and everyone in the building got out except Lorena Escalera who was found her bed by firefighters using thermal imaging. She was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
Escalera, who worked as an escort, had two men in her apartment earlier. They have not been found as of this writing however, according to witnesses, the passerby said he saw two men in front of the building arguing when he saw the flame.
Fire marshals are investigating and authorities have deemed the blaze suspicious but have no evidence yet that indicates the blaze was deliberate.
Police say Escalera was a member of House of Xtravaganza — a well-known troupe of trans performers. Other sources say say her stage name was Lorena Xtravaganza.