Monday, February 18, 2008

Fallen Sisters

As a blogger whose emphasis is focusing on the issues of transgender people of African descent, sometimes my fellow transgender bloggers will send me interesting stuff they run across.

Marti Abernathey sent me this link yesterday afternoon to a new post on her Transadvocate blog.

The accompanying YouTube video that goes with it is of an early 1990's appearance of African-American transgender twins on the Jenny Jones show.

The twins in this clip were none other than Chanelle and Gabrielle Pickett.

If that name sound familiar to you, it should. It's the same Chanelle Pickett who was brutally murdered in Boston back in November 1995 by William Palmer and only got a two year probated sentence for it.

I've been concerned for some time about Gabrielle Pickett. I don't know if she's still alive or how she's doing, but I'd definitely like to know along with the peeps in Transsistahs-Transbrothas. If anyone has any information in that regard or is in regular contact with her, please have her contact me.

We don't (and shouldn't) have to wait until November to remember our fallen sisters that were tragically taken from us. It should be something we do on a regular basis.


zoe said...

just heads up on the typo... you said "William Pickett" instead of "William Palmer".

That's horrible... so tragic.

Monica Roberts said...

oops..see what happens when you type posts when sick ;)