Let Us All Light A Candle

I wont go into full detail here buy on October 3rd, 2002 Gwen Araujo (February 24, 1985 – October 3, 2002), was beaten, strangled and eventually buried in a shallow grave because she was a pre-operative trans woman. She was killed by four men, who beat and strangled her after discovering she was transsexual. Two of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder, but not convicted on the requested hate crime enhancements. The other two defendants pleaded guilty or no contest to voluntary manslaughter. In at least one of the trials, a trans panic defense–an extension of the gay panic defense–was employed.

So let us all light a candle on October 3rd for this young woman (and yes she was a woman!).

Gwen Araujo

Full Details Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Gwen_Araujo

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