Everyone please spread this as widely as possible and please show out tonight to stand up against transphobic violence!
No news stories yet on the situation but will try and keep this updated with info
jesus this is fucking scary- a night before this a friend and i were out on 17th and some dude started fallowing us and screaming at us cuz he read us as a lez couple then relized i was a trans woman and started threatening rape and that he was going to kill me and just a day before a friend of my barely escaped getting beaten or worse by a group of dudes only cuz they were able to convince them that they were a cis woman and not a trans woman/faggot. It could have been any of us- were all just a moment away from encountering the wrong man/men on the wrong street. Fuck this world, kill men, die cis scum.
A close friend of mine was told “stay the fuck away, I don’t like faggots like you around me” despite keeping 5 feet of distance on the Amtrak platform. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the Bay Area is still part of a larger social fabric — a tainted and moldy social fabric that often responds to queerness with threats and violence :/
Posted on Sunday, 29 April 2012