We’d Love to Publish Your Transgender Success Stories

We’d Love to Publish Your Transgender Success Stories

We’ve been using the Angels site as a transgender news aggregator for quite a while now, but I’d like to get back to publishing positive stories, advice and guides from our members and readers. We’ve already had some great beauty advice articles from Alex (thanks!).

Maybe you’d like to write about how you came out to friends/family or how you transitioned at work. Perhaps you could share your first time out in public as a woman.  Change the names and places if you want to keep them private. Aim to write about 500-1000 words if you can. Include your email address so we can tell you if and when it’s published on the Angels site here.

If you want to submit a story directly, then go to this page and send it to us. Or if you have an idea for something different, then contact me (joanna@theangels.co.uk) to discuss it further.

Merry Xmas

Just want to thank you all for another Angelic year and to wish you all a very merry xmas.

May santa bring you everything you want.

Hugs

Jo
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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2009

To mark Transgender Day of Remembrance this Sunday, we’ve adopted a black theme, like we’ve done in the past.

Read more about events for this day on the forum here.

Those we are remembering this year:

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Andrea Waddell
Location: Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
Cause of Death: Strangled then set on fire.
Date of Death: 15/10/2009
Andrea Waddell graduated from the university of Sussex with a masters degree in social and political thought in 2006. Despite this she ended up working as a sex worker in Brighton the city she graduated from.

The police continue to investigate her murder.

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Taysia Elzy & Michael Green
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Cause of Death: Shot to death by 20 year old Christopher Conwell.
Date of Death: December 26, 2008. Taysia was 34 years old.
Taysia Elzy and Michael Green were romantically involved and it is believed that they were murdered because Taysia was transgender and Michael was murdered because of his relationship with Taysia.

They were both found dead in their apartment.

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Cynthia Nicole
Location: Comayaguela, Honduras
Cause of Death: Shot 3 times in the chest and once in the head by three unknown men driving a blue car in Barrio Guaserique, Comayaguela, near Tegucigalpa.
Date of Death: January 9, 2009
News sources believe that the killing of Cynthia Nicole may be related to her legitimate human rights activities, in particular her involvement in the defence of the rights of the transgender community.

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Caprice Curry
Location: San Francisco, California
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death.
Date of Death: January 17, 2009
Caprice was 31 years old.

Minja Kochis
Location: Belgrade, Sebia
Cause of Death: Stabbed twice in the chest.
Date of Death: January 19, 2009. Minja was 39 years old.
Minja was found dead in her apartment by a friend.

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Ebru Soykan (also referred to as Dilan Pirinc )
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death.
Date of Death: March 10, 2009. Ebru was 28 years old.
Ebru had asked the Prosecutor’s Office for protection from the man who had beaten her on several occasions and threatened to kill her. Lambda Istanbul was told that a few weeks ago police detained the man but released him two hours later. The same man is under police custody as the murder suspect.

Unidentified Transgender person
Location: Bursa, Turkey
Cause of Death: Decapitated
Date of Death: March 22, 2009
Her head and sexual organs had been chopped off and tossed in a dumpster.

Melek K.
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Cause of Death: Was found murdered in her home.
Date of Death: April 11, 2009 Melek was 25 years old.

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Image Devereux
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
Cause of Death: her murdered body (Ms. Jimmy)
Date of Death: April 14, 2009 Image was 34 years old.
was found on Joseph Street behind the old Club Spektrum

Eduardo Padilla
Location: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Cause of Death: Tortured and Killed
Date of Death: April 28, 2009 Eduardo was 23 years old.
Eduardo was brutally tortured before being killed in the northern city of Santiago, Central Cibao Police District spokesman Col. Jesus Cordero Paredes said.

Ramon Martinez
Location: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Cause of Death: Tortured and Killed
Date of Death: April 28, 2009 Ramon was 26 years old.
Eduardo was brutally tortured before being killed in the northern city of Santiago,
Central Cibao Police District spokesman Col. Jesus Cordero Paredes said.

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Kamilla
Location: Volgograd, Russia
Cause of Death: shot to death
Date of Death: June 23, 2009
Was shot to death by her boyfriend Vladmir after he discovered that she had been born male. Kamilla was 30 years old.

Hadise
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Death: June 29, 2009

Diksy Jones
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Cause of Death: Severe injuries
Date of Death: July 1, 2009 Diksy was 64 years old.
Diksy Jones “Richard Milton Jones” was found dead in her apartment, with “severe injuries” according to police.

Cesar Torres
Location: El Paso, Texas
Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma
Date of Death: July 9, 2009 Cesar was 39 years old.
An autopsy report says Cesar died from blunt force trauma. He had cuts around his eyes, broken ribs, a broken nose, a ruptured liver, wrenched neck and several stab wounds.

Beyonce (Eric) Lee
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Date of Death: July 26, 2009 Eric was 21 years old.
Eric Lee was a drag performer who dressed and performed as the famous singer Beyonce. Eric was found in his appartment where he had been stabbed to death.

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Tyli’a Mack also known as NaNa Boo
Location: Washington, DC
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Date of Death: August 26, 2009 Tyli’a was 21 years old.
Tyli’a was stabbed to death on the street in broad daylight.

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Paulina Ibarra
Location: East Hollywood, California
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Date of Death: August 28, 2009 Paulina was 24 years old.
Paulina was found dead inside her apartment, she had been stabbed to death.

Aimee Wilcoxson
Location:Aurora, Colorado
Cause of Death: Undetermined
Date of Death: 03/11/2008

Duanna Johnson
Location:Memphis Tennessee
Cause of Death: shot in the head
Date of Death: 09/11/2008

Dilek Ince
Location: Ankara, Turkey
Cause of Death: Shot in the back of the head with a 12gauge, shotgun.
Date of Death: 11/11/2008

Teish (Moses) Cannon
Location: Syracuse, New York
Cause of Death: shot while sitting in a car with her brother. Her brother was also shot but survived.
Date of Death: 14/11/2008

Ali
Location: Iraq
Cause of Death: executed by Iraqi death squads
Date of Death: ?/?/2008

Unidentified transsexual
Location: Gebze, Turkey
Cause of Death: an unidentified transsexual was shot dead with two bullets through the chest at a roadside in Gebze.
Date of  Death: 19/12/2008

For more information –  visit these sites:

http://www.gender.org/remember/day/

http://www.rememberingourdead.org/about/core.html

AngelBlogs Launched

I’ve been tinkering on this for a while, and I think It’s ready to launch (hopefully)

If you would like your very own Angels blog, then please go to

http://www.angelblogs.co.uk

It’s not connected to the main angels database, so you will need to sign up with a new username and password. It will send you an email to activate, then just log in and start blogging.

it uses the WordPress format which gives you a very simple interface.

The free version has a small amount of space for storing images, but if you pay for the “supporter” version you can get 5GB of space and access to lots of plug ins to add extra features. It’s £12 for a year, but you can pay monthly if you wish (via paypal), all money goes into the Angels kitty to fund webhosting costs etc.

All new blogs get 60 days of supporter access so you can see what its like.

your blog would share the angelblogs domain name – so if you signed up as fredblogs you would be on

http://fredblogs.angelblogs.co.uk

I hope this is something you feel is useful.

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