Ky Peterson

Beginning in 2014, The Advocate launched an investigation into the arrest, trial, and incarceration of Ky Peterson, a black transgender man from rural Georgia who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his rapist in 2011. The series, the first of its kind to document the systemic abuse and silencing faced by a low-income black trans man in the South, uncovered a key discrepancy in Peterson's sentencing, and continues to monitor Peterson's well-being, including his suicide attempt and ultimate access to gender-affirming treatment while incarcerated. In 2015, the series earned an Excellence in Online Media Award from the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, won second place for Excellence in Transgender Coverage from NLGJA, and was shortlisted for a GLAAD Media Award.

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August 05 2016 4:08 PM

The 25-year-old black trans man's story of discrimination, bias-motivated violence, and incarceration has caught the eye of Laverne Cox and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. 

June 28 2016 5:43 AM

Advocates are organizing to bring awareness to the black trans man's plight and hopefully see him pardoned by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. 

May 17 2016 7:02 AM

It's the first Justice Department investigation to focus on this population.

April 17 2016 7:17 AM

The trans man incarcerated in an all-women's Georgia prison has finally been granted access to transition-related care.

February 23 2016 6:39 AM Updated

The black trans man tells The Advocate how alleged neglect and mistreatment by Georgia prison staff led to him nearly dying while held in isolation.

July 13 2015 4:30 AM

Boys Do Cry: While we must continue putting violence against trans women in the forefront, trans male survivors also need space to speak out.

July 13 2015 4:00 AM
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