Lamia Beard died at a hospital after being shot in the early morning hours last Saturday, and local media outlets are failing to report accurately on the trans woman's death.
On his way home from celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Don Brooks never expected to be the victim of what he calls a hate crime.
Seeking more information is not the same as disbelieving a victim of sexual abuse.
After pleading guilty to stabbing a trans teen aboard a train, hate crime enhancements have now extended the maximum time Reginald Anthony Klaiber may serve in prison.
The police have not pursued hate-crime charges in the incident, which involved antigay slurs and assault.
LeslieAnn Manning says staff at her male prison facility knew that she, as a trans woman, faced an increased risk of rape, but chose to turn a blind eye.
Samantha Hulsey survived being stabbed in the chest on a San Francisco bus and says it's clear that her accused attacker targeted her for being trans.
LGBT people were attacked, harassed, and brutalized this year, but very few states in the U.S. specifically classify these assaults as hate crimes.
Police are looking for two other suspects in connection to what they call a "robbery gone bad."