Judge Charles Hayden ruled that the prosecution had sufficient evidence to try the suspects beginning January 6.
Keymori Shatoya Johnson was shot to death two weeks ago, but local police and media have been reluctant to publicly identify her as a trans woman and possibly consider her murder a hate crime.
After being turned over to Filipino authorities in October, U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton now officially faces murder charges for the brutal strangulation of Filipina national Jennifer Laude.
Five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship face kidnapping and assault charges.
Meanwhile, the FBI's annual report also included crimes motivated by the victim's gender identity or gender nonconformity.
Police believe that Deshawnda Sanchez was fleeing from a robbery when she was shot to death, but have not yet ruled out a hate crime.
Jean Claude Manseau and Jake Heaton were victims of a homophobic attack in England because someone didn't like the idea of gay men singing show tunes.
Trans women are being killed in the streets. What are we doing about it?
After being found guilty of 'manifesting prostitution,' advocate Monica Jones is pushing back against the law that she contends is unconstitutionally vague and targets trans women of color.