Monica Jones, a trans woman of color activist and Arizona State University student in Phoenix, filed an appeal on Tuesday of her conviction for "manifesting an intent to prostitute," a city ordinance that sanctions behaviors like flagging down passing cars and asking whether someone is a police officer.
Following the murder of Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati and the problematic media coverage of her story, TakePart spoke to GLAAD about respectful reporting on transgender people, particularly in stories involving transgender victims of violence.
A suspect in the murder of trans woman Tiffany Edwards in Cincinnati turned himself in to police on Wednesday morning. Quamar Edwards (no relation to the victim) was escorted by relatives to Cincinnati police headquarters to face charges for Tiffany's death.
Tonight, trans author and activist Janet Mock will speak at a salon focusing on her new memoir, "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More," at Barnard College in New York.