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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Transgender Activist Asasulted/Molested By Cops

Transexual Activist Maria Louise Roman was assaulted, discriminated against and wrongly incarcerated – ironically, after a taping of "Transamerica" segment for Spanish TV Talk Show Cristina.

Maria Roman is a transgender woman who has been a leader in social services for the Latina transgender community in Los Angeles. She was assaulted and molested by security guards and police in Miami 03/10/06.

I'm trying to get folks across the country aware that this happened. I mean, what happened is horrible, but at least she wasn't murdered like Gwen Araujo or left to die like Tyra Hunter. My hope is that this will cause a national uproar - loud enough so that the Florida authorities have no choice but to deal with it. I hope we can find legal help for Maria, as well as social and emotional resources. Hopefully we can help ensure that this doesn't happen again.


Oklahoma Reverses Gay Student Protections, Blames Equality Ride
by Newscenter Staff

(Shawnee, Oklahoma) A group of young Americans traveling across the country to draw awareness to colleges that exclude gays and lesbians has wrapped up two days at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.


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