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19 year old transman violently attacked for being trans19-year-old transman, James Alexander, was violently attacked for being  trans yesterday morning while going for a walk in his neighborhood. To  get to his destination, he had to walk past the house of a girl he was  once interested in who had turned him down in the past (saying that “she  can’t be with him because he’s not a real man” and that “she’d consider  him IF he had a penis.”, and also calling him a “faggot”.), but he  didn’t think anything of it, as he’s lived in the area for three years.  He certainly wasn’t expecting what was to come. As he walked  past the house of the girl, she came out, and told him she wanted to  talk to him. James stopped, to be polite, and because he figured he’d  let her say what she needed to say. She asked him if he is a man, to  which he said “Yes.”. She then told him to prove he’s a man. He told her  off, and began to walk away.  As he was walking away, he felt someone  grab the back of his shirt. The person spun him around to face them, and  he discovered that it was the girls six-foot-five, 25-year-old  boyfriend, Mark. Mark yelled in his face and also told him to prove he  was a guy. James told him to back off, and shoved him away. Both the  girl and Mark called James a “faggot”, and he began to cry. The two of  them then proceeded to make fun of James for crying, saying “Oh look,  the little girl is crying”. James started to walk away again, as Mark  approached him and punched him in the face, right in the eye.. and  continued hitting him repeatedly, while laughing, because James was  crying.James, who is significantly smaller than Mark, at  five-foot-eight, and is not a violent person at all, defended himself as  best he could, and got away.. but not before he sustained injuries to  his face and hand, as well as psychological trauma.James’ mother  called the police, and also had him take photos of his injuries.. but  it would seem that Mark is not going to be charged, after all. James  explains, “It’s his word against mine. He has his mom, his girl, and  three other people saying he didn’t do anything.. so even though I have a  broken face and can’t physically stop crying or shaking, he is just  getting a warning. I’m pressing charges, but he won’t be arrested. Just  told to go to court on a certain day I guess.”The bottom line is  that he was attacked for a specific reason; for being trans. That  qualifies what happened to him as a hate crime. This was a violent  transphobic attack, and the guy who did this to this 19 year old  transman, needs to be charged and convicted accordingly. It’s  unfortunate that they won’t arrest Mark.. but I do hope that once this  goes to court, he’s punished. He shouldn’t be able to just get away with  this. Too many times has an incident like this happened, and the  attacker gone free. It’s time we (transgender individuals) started being  taken seriously when things like this happen to us. If anyone  who is reading this knows of any resources that could help James to  ensure his attacker is convicted (legal counsel for trans people, etc),  he can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.Also, if you’re a  journalist who would like to write about this, I encourage you to do  so, as increasing awareness about this incident is very important. There  needs to be a huge public outcry about this. This boy needs all the  support he can get. Then, maybe something will be done.Once again, James can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.
Please reblog. Infinitely. The world must hear about this. 

I want to hug him.

I’m not a trans. But I’m human and I have a heart. What happened to him is wrong. I loath this closed minded world we live in.
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danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

dominic-scaia:

19 year old transman violently attacked for being trans19-year-old transman, James Alexander, was violently attacked for being  trans yesterday morning while going for a walk in his neighborhood. To  get to his destination, he had to walk past the house of a girl he was  once interested in who had turned him down in the past (saying that “she  can’t be with him because he’s not a real man” and that “she’d consider  him IF he had a penis.”, and also calling him a “faggot”.), but he  didn’t think anything of it, as he’s lived in the area for three years.  He certainly wasn’t expecting what was to come. As he walked  past the house of the girl, she came out, and told him she wanted to  talk to him. James stopped, to be polite, and because he figured he’d  let her say what she needed to say. She asked him if he is a man, to  which he said “Yes.”. She then told him to prove he’s a man. He told her  off, and began to walk away.  As he was walking away, he felt someone  grab the back of his shirt. The person spun him around to face them, and  he discovered that it was the girls six-foot-five, 25-year-old  boyfriend, Mark. Mark yelled in his face and also told him to prove he  was a guy. James told him to back off, and shoved him away. Both the  girl and Mark called James a “faggot”, and he began to cry. The two of  them then proceeded to make fun of James for crying, saying “Oh look,  the little girl is crying”. James started to walk away again, as Mark  approached him and punched him in the face, right in the eye.. and  continued hitting him repeatedly, while laughing, because James was  crying.James, who is significantly smaller than Mark, at  five-foot-eight, and is not a violent person at all, defended himself as  best he could, and got away.. but not before he sustained injuries to  his face and hand, as well as psychological trauma.James’ mother  called the police, and also had him take photos of his injuries.. but  it would seem that Mark is not going to be charged, after all. James  explains, “It’s his word against mine. He has his mom, his girl, and  three other people saying he didn’t do anything.. so even though I have a  broken face and can’t physically stop crying or shaking, he is just  getting a warning. I’m pressing charges, but he won’t be arrested. Just  told to go to court on a certain day I guess.”The bottom line is  that he was attacked for a specific reason; for being trans. That  qualifies what happened to him as a hate crime. This was a violent  transphobic attack, and the guy who did this to this 19 year old  transman, needs to be charged and convicted accordingly. It’s  unfortunate that they won’t arrest Mark.. but I do hope that once this  goes to court, he’s punished. He shouldn’t be able to just get away with  this. Too many times has an incident like this happened, and the  attacker gone free. It’s time we (transgender individuals) started being  taken seriously when things like this happen to us. If anyone  who is reading this knows of any resources that could help James to  ensure his attacker is convicted (legal counsel for trans people, etc),  he can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.Also, if you’re a  journalist who would like to write about this, I encourage you to do  so, as increasing awareness about this incident is very important. There  needs to be a huge public outcry about this. This boy needs all the  support he can get. Then, maybe something will be done.Once again, James can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.
Please reblog. Infinitely. The world must hear about this. 

I want to hug him.

I’m not a trans. But I’m human and I have a heart. What happened to him is wrong. I loath this closed minded world we live in.
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danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

dominic-scaia:

19 year old transman violently attacked for being trans19-year-old transman, James Alexander, was violently attacked for being  trans yesterday morning while going for a walk in his neighborhood. To  get to his destination, he had to walk past the house of a girl he was  once interested in who had turned him down in the past (saying that “she  can’t be with him because he’s not a real man” and that “she’d consider  him IF he had a penis.”, and also calling him a “faggot”.), but he  didn’t think anything of it, as he’s lived in the area for three years.  He certainly wasn’t expecting what was to come. As he walked  past the house of the girl, she came out, and told him she wanted to  talk to him. James stopped, to be polite, and because he figured he’d  let her say what she needed to say. She asked him if he is a man, to  which he said “Yes.”. She then told him to prove he’s a man. He told her  off, and began to walk away.  As he was walking away, he felt someone  grab the back of his shirt. The person spun him around to face them, and  he discovered that it was the girls six-foot-five, 25-year-old  boyfriend, Mark. Mark yelled in his face and also told him to prove he  was a guy. James told him to back off, and shoved him away. Both the  girl and Mark called James a “faggot”, and he began to cry. The two of  them then proceeded to make fun of James for crying, saying “Oh look,  the little girl is crying”. James started to walk away again, as Mark  approached him and punched him in the face, right in the eye.. and  continued hitting him repeatedly, while laughing, because James was  crying.James, who is significantly smaller than Mark, at  five-foot-eight, and is not a violent person at all, defended himself as  best he could, and got away.. but not before he sustained injuries to  his face and hand, as well as psychological trauma.James’ mother  called the police, and also had him take photos of his injuries.. but  it would seem that Mark is not going to be charged, after all. James  explains, “It’s his word against mine. He has his mom, his girl, and  three other people saying he didn’t do anything.. so even though I have a  broken face and can’t physically stop crying or shaking, he is just  getting a warning. I’m pressing charges, but he won’t be arrested. Just  told to go to court on a certain day I guess.”The bottom line is  that he was attacked for a specific reason; for being trans. That  qualifies what happened to him as a hate crime. This was a violent  transphobic attack, and the guy who did this to this 19 year old  transman, needs to be charged and convicted accordingly. It’s  unfortunate that they won’t arrest Mark.. but I do hope that once this  goes to court, he’s punished. He shouldn’t be able to just get away with  this. Too many times has an incident like this happened, and the  attacker gone free. It’s time we (transgender individuals) started being  taken seriously when things like this happen to us. If anyone  who is reading this knows of any resources that could help James to  ensure his attacker is convicted (legal counsel for trans people, etc),  he can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.Also, if you’re a  journalist who would like to write about this, I encourage you to do  so, as increasing awareness about this incident is very important. There  needs to be a huge public outcry about this. This boy needs all the  support he can get. Then, maybe something will be done.Once again, James can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.
Please reblog. Infinitely. The world must hear about this. 

I want to hug him.

I’m not a trans. But I’m human and I have a heart. What happened to him is wrong. I loath this closed minded world we live in.
Zoom Info
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Vivicam V8018
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100
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f/3
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danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

dominic-scaia:

19 year old transman violently attacked for being trans19-year-old transman, James Alexander, was violently attacked for being  trans yesterday morning while going for a walk in his neighborhood. To  get to his destination, he had to walk past the house of a girl he was  once interested in who had turned him down in the past (saying that “she  can’t be with him because he’s not a real man” and that “she’d consider  him IF he had a penis.”, and also calling him a “faggot”.), but he  didn’t think anything of it, as he’s lived in the area for three years.  He certainly wasn’t expecting what was to come. As he walked  past the house of the girl, she came out, and told him she wanted to  talk to him. James stopped, to be polite, and because he figured he’d  let her say what she needed to say. She asked him if he is a man, to  which he said “Yes.”. She then told him to prove he’s a man. He told her  off, and began to walk away.  As he was walking away, he felt someone  grab the back of his shirt. The person spun him around to face them, and  he discovered that it was the girls six-foot-five, 25-year-old  boyfriend, Mark. Mark yelled in his face and also told him to prove he  was a guy. James told him to back off, and shoved him away. Both the  girl and Mark called James a “faggot”, and he began to cry. The two of  them then proceeded to make fun of James for crying, saying “Oh look,  the little girl is crying”. James started to walk away again, as Mark  approached him and punched him in the face, right in the eye.. and  continued hitting him repeatedly, while laughing, because James was  crying.James, who is significantly smaller than Mark, at  five-foot-eight, and is not a violent person at all, defended himself as  best he could, and got away.. but not before he sustained injuries to  his face and hand, as well as psychological trauma.James’ mother  called the police, and also had him take photos of his injuries.. but  it would seem that Mark is not going to be charged, after all. James  explains, “It’s his word against mine. He has his mom, his girl, and  three other people saying he didn’t do anything.. so even though I have a  broken face and can’t physically stop crying or shaking, he is just  getting a warning. I’m pressing charges, but he won’t be arrested. Just  told to go to court on a certain day I guess.”The bottom line is  that he was attacked for a specific reason; for being trans. That  qualifies what happened to him as a hate crime. This was a violent  transphobic attack, and the guy who did this to this 19 year old  transman, needs to be charged and convicted accordingly. It’s  unfortunate that they won’t arrest Mark.. but I do hope that once this  goes to court, he’s punished. He shouldn’t be able to just get away with  this. Too many times has an incident like this happened, and the  attacker gone free. It’s time we (transgender individuals) started being  taken seriously when things like this happen to us. If anyone  who is reading this knows of any resources that could help James to  ensure his attacker is convicted (legal counsel for trans people, etc),  he can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.Also, if you’re a  journalist who would like to write about this, I encourage you to do  so, as increasing awareness about this incident is very important. There  needs to be a huge public outcry about this. This boy needs all the  support he can get. Then, maybe something will be done.Once again, James can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.
Please reblog. Infinitely. The world must hear about this. 

I want to hug him.

I’m not a trans. But I’m human and I have a heart. What happened to him is wrong. I loath this closed minded world we live in.
Zoom Info
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Vivicam V8018
ISO
100
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f/3
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danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon:

dominic-scaia:

19 year old transman violently attacked for being trans

19-year-old transman, James Alexander, was violently attacked for being trans yesterday morning while going for a walk in his neighborhood. To get to his destination, he had to walk past the house of a girl he was once interested in who had turned him down in the past (saying that “she can’t be with him because he’s not a real man” and that “she’d consider him IF he had a penis.”, and also calling him a “faggot”.), but he didn’t think anything of it, as he’s lived in the area for three years. He certainly wasn’t expecting what was to come.

As he walked past the house of the girl, she came out, and told him she wanted to talk to him. James stopped, to be polite, and because he figured he’d let her say what she needed to say. She asked him if he is a man, to which he said “Yes.”. She then told him to prove he’s a man. He told her off, and began to walk away.  As he was walking away, he felt someone grab the back of his shirt. The person spun him around to face them, and he discovered that it was the girls six-foot-five, 25-year-old boyfriend, Mark. Mark yelled in his face and also told him to prove he was a guy. James told him to back off, and shoved him away. Both the girl and Mark called James a “faggot”, and he began to cry. The two of them then proceeded to make fun of James for crying, saying “Oh look, the little girl is crying”. James started to walk away again, as Mark approached him and punched him in the face, right in the eye.. and continued hitting him repeatedly, while laughing, because James was crying.

James, who is significantly smaller than Mark, at five-foot-eight, and is not a violent person at all, defended himself as best he could, and got away.. but not before he sustained injuries to his face and hand, as well as psychological trauma.

James’ mother called the police, and also had him take photos of his injuries.. but it would seem that Mark is not going to be charged, after all. James explains, “It’s his word against mine. He has his mom, his girl, and three other people saying he didn’t do anything.. so even though I have a broken face and can’t physically stop crying or shaking, he is just getting a warning. I’m pressing charges, but he won’t be arrested. Just told to go to court on a certain day I guess.”

The bottom line is that he was attacked for a specific reason; for being trans. That qualifies what happened to him as a hate crime. This was a violent transphobic attack, and the guy who did this to this 19 year old transman, needs to be charged and convicted accordingly. It’s unfortunate that they won’t arrest Mark.. but I do hope that once this goes to court, he’s punished. He shouldn’t be able to just get away with this. Too many times has an incident like this happened, and the attacker gone free. It’s time we (transgender individuals) started being taken seriously when things like this happen to us.

If anyone who is reading this knows of any resources that could help James to ensure his attacker is convicted (legal counsel for trans people, etc), he can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.

Also, if you’re a journalist who would like to write about this, I encourage you to do so, as increasing awareness about this incident is very important. There needs to be a huge public outcry about this. This boy needs all the support he can get. Then, maybe something will be done.
Once again, James can be contacted at ericjames1302@yahoo.com.

Please reblog. Infinitely. The world must hear about this. 

I want to hug him.

I’m not a trans. But I’m human and I have a heart. What happened to him is wrong. I loath this closed minded world we live in.

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