Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Deoni Jones Vigil Draws Over 200 People

Was happy to read courtesy of the Washington Blade that the vigil for our fallen transsister Deoni Jones in Washington DC last night drew over 200 people with the funeral coming this weekend .

But when I ponder what happened to her on February 2,  I'm saddened that Deoni didn't get a chance to live her life and contribute her talents to our community and our people.

I know my brothers and sisters in DC are weary of having these vigils for our trans younglings.  I get tired and angry about having to write about another deceased twentysomething African-American transwoman.

DC trans younglings (and everywhere else this applies) get it through your heads if you haven't done so already that you are now walking Planet Earth in a female body.  You are now a walking target for all the violence aimed at women and if the perp discovers you are trans, that violence can quickly escalate to life threatening levels   So please be careful, be wise, and aware of your surroundings.

The waste of DNA who committed the crime is still at large and there is a $25,000 reward for information that leads to his capture and being brought to justice.

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