Derricka Banner the 20th known trans person murdered in the US this year

On Tuesday morning, the 20th known transgender person was murdered in the United States this year. Police found Derricka Banner, 26, a trans woman of color, shot to death in a car around 3 am in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Montavious Sanchez Berry, 18, was arrested and charged with murder, armed robbery, and shooting into an occupied vehicle.

This is Charlotte’s 64th homicide of 2017 and the 20th transgender person killed. The 17th trans person was killed less than a month ago, showing the frequency and increased crime rate.

Spelman College To Admit Trans Students For The First Time

On Tuesday, Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell announced that, starting next year, the all-women school would admit all students who “consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth.”

The change was announced in a a letter to students, faculty and staff sent from the HBCU after a task force of alumnae, students, and staff looked into the possibility of changing the policy, according to Campbell.

Reclaiming Her Trade: Transwoman Says She Lured Her Trade Back From a Butch Queen with Some Air Force Ones!

If you bought me some air force ones I guess I would come back too. Foxx Jazwell says she was DISTRAUGHT when her Trade left her for a gay man, so she got him back by buying him a pair of air force ones and cooking him a meal Do you agree with her methods?

Laverne Cox Becomes Model For Beyonce's Ivy Park Athletic Wear Line

Laverne Cox, star of Orange Is the New Black, can now add model for Beyonce to her growing resume.

The actress revealed the news by donning the Halo singer’s athleisure range Ivy Park in a pic uploaded to social media.

Of the news she told PeopleStyle: ‘It’s like I’m dreaming.’

‘It feels like some weird fantasy I’ve had since Destiny’s Child’

Transman Stabbed To Death By Girlfriend in Upstate New York

An Upstate New York woman has been charged with murder in a domestic incident near Rochester.

WHEC reports Doris Carrasquillo, 40, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the stabbing death of 28-year-old Kashmire Redd. Police say they were in a relationship and shared an apartment in Gates.

Police say Redd, who identified as a transgender man, was stabbed several times in the upper body inside their home at Crerand Commons around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. He ran outside for help and collapsed on the front lawn.

Trump Supporter Arrested For Pepper spraying Transwoman At Anti Hate Rally

A Trump fan has been arrested for pepper-spraying a transgender person at an anti-hate rally.

Morris May, a supporter of the alt-right, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

The 22-year-old was going to the Stand Against Hate rally in New Jersey when he stopped at a sign-making event for the protest, organised in response to the deadly neo-Nazi Charlottesville march.

This was where May got into an argument with trans person Allie Koralik, 34.

Trans People Less Likely To Get Tested For HIV

Researchers at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the US have issued a report on the numbers of trans people testing for HIV compared to cisgender gay/bisexual communities.

The incidence of HIV in both communities is higher than in cisgender heterosexual communities.

A 2013 study found that approximately 22% of transgender women were infected with HIV – approximately one in five.

The CDC estimates one in six gay men will become infected with HIV in their lifetime, rising to one in two African American gay men.

Munroe Bergdorf Becomes First Trans Model To Star in L'Oréal UK Campaign

Munroe Bergdorf is beautiful, and she’s also a groundbreaker for being the first trans woman to star in a L’Oréal Paris UK campaign.

The DJ, activist and model was announced as one of the faces of the beauty line’s latest True Match campaign.

In her first video, Bergdorf said it was the lack of representation for women like her that inspired her to get involved in modeling.

‘I definitely set out to empower girls like me,’ Bergdorf said.

‘I think that our history definitely wasn’t being told.

Transwoman Explains Why She Doesn't Date Black Men

In her latest video Trans Vlogger Dawn Marie explains why she doesn't date black men.

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