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Texas: Transgender Woman Monica Loera Murdered

February 01, 2016
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In Austin, Texas, transgender woman Monica Loera has been murdered. Police say a man arrived at Loera’s house on Friday night saying he’d forgotten his jacket. He pounded on the door until Loera opened it, at which point the man shot her. Police have arrested the man in connection with the shooting. But the police reports and the subsequent local media reports misgendered Loera for days, referring to her as male and calling her by her previous name, David. Last year, more than 20 transgender women were murdered in the U.S., more than any other year on record.


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