Police are searching for Michelle Vash Payne's boyfriend, who allegedly argued with her shortly before their bedroom caught fire.
The decision is historic, but does not reflect a policy change.
Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton still faces murder charges in the killing of Filipina trans woman Jennifer Laude, after losing an appeal to the Philippine Department of Justice.
Robin Adlemann, the trans detainee in question, filed a formal complaint, shining more light on the detective's behavior than he bargained for.
Gathering more than 100,000 signatures in under a month, the petition hopes to end the damaging practice faced by late trans teen Leelah Alcorn and many other LGBT people nationwide.
Continuing her years-long battle, Kate Lynn Blatt has now argued that not having her gender identity accommodated at work violated her rights under federal disability laws.
While initial reports identified Lamar Edwards as a trans woman, friends of the shooting victim say he was a gay man beloved by his local community.
As Monica Jones and her supporters celebrate this victory, the prominent activist says work still remains to vacate her charges and remove unfair laws from the books entirely.
30,000 more signatures needed by February 2 in order to force a White House response