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Monday, November 18, 2013

Anti-Trans Violence Has Continued

From The Transadvocate:

Just a week after the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) backed coalition turned in over 600,000 signatures to repeal protections for trans children in California, a trans student was caught on tape fighting for her life as a group of bullies attacked her. PJI is the ex-gay organization that recently bullied a Colorado trans kid to the brink of suicide. The attack comes days after a California genderqueer student was set on fire for wearing a skirt.

School officials say that the assault was the result of bullying. Police are investigating the incident as a possible hate crime. The trans student had reported the bullying just days before the incident occurred. Sources claim that the trans student pushed an abusive cisgender student away from her which is when as many as 3 cisgender students attacked.

Read more:
Another California trans student attacked, trans community responds: #JD4PJI

From KGO-TV ABC 7 News:

 HERCULES, Calif. (KGO) -- A disturbing scene at a Bay Area high school was caught on cellphone video, showing a transgender student in the middle of a fight with several other students.

It happened at Hercules High School, where administrators are hoping that talking about it will lead to heightened awareness and greater tolerance on campus.

It may appear to be mutual combat in that video, but school officials say that fight was a direct result of bullying. Police and school officials are investigating it as a possible hate crime. ...

 School officials say the transgender student initiated the physical contact, but only after she was verbally assaulted.

"After being under stressful situations day after day of being teased and talked about, obviously at some point you're going to explode," said Charles Ramsey with the West Contra Costa School Board.

The transgender student complained to school administrators about being bullied just two days ago and a warning was given to the other students involved.

"They were told knock it off and then something transpired yesterday afternoon," said Adam Taylor with the West Contra Costa School District.

Read more:
Hercules transgender student verbally harassed before fight

SuccubaSuprema writes:

The local Fox affiliate (KTVU Fox 2) has a different spin on this (not surprisingly), alleging that the transgirl "attacked" the bullies.  So now pushing someone away from you is "attacking."  Got it.  Oh, wait.  Yeah, that's not what most people would call it.

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