Gianna Love

Preview of Trans Lives Matter rally in Tampa

At least eighteen transgender women have been killed this year in the United States. This week there have been vigils and rallies across the country calling attention to violence against trans women. Friday night there is a rally in downtown Tampa called Trans Lives Matter #SayHerName to remember victims like Tampa resident India Clarke, who… Read more »

India Clarke

Florida activist fed up that another trans woman of color is killed

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Wednesday morning that they are still investigating the homicide of a transgender woman found dead Tuesday outside the University Area Community Center north of Fletcher Avenue; but instead of using the name India Clarke has used for years, the Sheriff’s Office referred to her by her legal name, Samuel…. Read more »

Transgendered citizens could be protected by Tampa’s Human Rights Ordinance after a second reading.

Tampa City Council passed an ordinance today which would amend the city’s Human Rights Ordinance to add “gender identity and expression” as a protected class. The amendment will now include transgender-identified individuals as a recognized group to be considered for equal treatment under the law. Philip Dinkins is the Chair of the City of Tampa… Read more »