Trans victims wait for justice
Gwen Araujo’s killers are finally convicted, but a trans victim of Katrina is arrested in Astrodome.
I HAVE BEEN spending a lot of time in court the last few months and not because I feel like soaking in the bland ambience of a late 20th century public edifice.
I have been attending the Gwen Araujo murder trial.
This has been the second trial for this trio, with the previous one ending in a hung jury and a mistrial during Pride month, 2004. It’s not so much a question of whether they were involved in this crime, but whether it was one of passion brought about by “trans panic.”