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Murders Motivate Transgender Community.
by D. Boyer
Tuesday Feb 10th, 2015 8:36 PM
Transgender Tuesday occurred on Tuesday February 10, 2015 on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall. Video and pictures from the event. If you're transgender please watch the videos - they could save your life.
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It is believed that every 3 minutes and 50 seconds a transgender women of color is killed in the United States or the world. And they are often brutally murdered.

A recent stabbing, in the Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco, of a well-loved transgender person, got the local transgender communities attention, so now they have mobilized and are addressing the San Francisco government.

Imagine this: your walking down the neighborhood street, you see smiles and hear hello's, everyone is nice, UNTIL one person, walks out of the mass, with a weapon, you don't see it, you don't hear it, everything is quiet, but suddenly you look down, your bleeding, you then feel cold, maybe euphoric, but then it all goes black. You don't know, you just die, you never see the ones' who suffer from the result of the most ultimate act of violence. This is just one instant of what happens to victims of violence in America. ‪#‎translivesmatter‬‬ Especially Transgender women of color.

The local transgender community in San Francisco held and event on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall, but the permit they had requested was denied due to rules. According to the sheriff’s “no permits are ever granted on the steps of City Hall before Board of Supervisor meetings.” A BOS meeting was scheduled that day. The event attracted approximately 200 people.

The San Francisco sheriffs were however very tolerant, but it seemed the organizers were a bit militant. Transgender people, especially TWOC, are the most discriminated against, and organizers were intent in making that message clear.

According to the Transgender Law Center, five transgender women of color have been killed, VIOLENTLY, within the first two months of 2015 in the United States. One murder locally has rattled the nerves of the local transgender community. Taja Gabrielle de Jesus was stabbed repeatedly while walking down a street in the Bayview district in San Francisco, by an unknown assailant. The next day mainstream news reported an alleged suspect was found the next day hanging from a fence in the same neighborhood. The victim was loved and some in the local transgender community are still in disbelief the murder occurred.

Doctors in the public health system in San Francisco advise and curate the transitions for many people who are desperate to figure out their sex in San Francisco, BUT a side effect is that most people in San Francisco both discriminate and engage in acts of violence against transgender people, ESPECIALLY transgender women and men of color.
by D. Boyer Tuesday Feb 10th, 2015 8:36 PM
Crowd in front of San Francisco City Hall
by D. Boyer Tuesday Feb 10th, 2015 8:36 PM
by D. Boyer Tuesday Feb 10th, 2015 8:36 PM
§#Die In San Francisco City Hall
by D. Boyer Tuesday Feb 10th, 2015 8:36 PM
§The witness to the unwelcoming San Francisco City Hall
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§Die in
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Friday Feb 13th, 2015 1:03 AM
Taja De Jesus of San Francisco
by Matthew Gerring
Saturday Feb 14th, 2015 9:54 AM
I'm trying to get in touch with the author of this article. I'm the editor of the Street Sheet and we'd like to use the photos. Our deadline is Monday afternoon. Please get back to me at mgerring [at]
by unacceptable
Thursday Feb 19th, 2015 10:34 AM
It is unacceptable that white patriarchists are coming into places like the Bayview and killing trans people. This is KKK activity and it should not be welcome in SF. Clearly the police are the ones to blame for this as well. As the signs at the protest show, it is also important to link issues like joblessness to the racist murders of our trans community.

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