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Tampa Homicide Was Popular Drag Queen “South Beach Wanda”

Anthony J. Lee, also known as his drag persona South Beach Wanda, was killed Tuesday evening at a friend’s home on the 3900 block of E. Genessee.  It is believed by authorities that the house was targeted, and that Lee was not the intended target.  The location was one of the houses he stayed at … Continue reading

Tampa Transwoman Shot, Shooter Faces Attempted Murder Charge

Bay News 9 reports a transwoman was shot in the 5000 block of Winnie Street N. on the morning of April 9.  A Tampa teen is being charged with attempted murder in the shooting.  Tavares Spencer, 16, is facing charges of attempted murder, robbery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The charges carry enhanced penalties … Continue reading

Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2011

Today marks the 13th Annual Transgender Day Of Remembrance.  Please take a moment to remember those of us who have faced violence, hate and discrimination just for being the beautiful people that we are, and those who we have lost in the battle to violence or suicide.  No one deserves the isolation that being transgender … Continue reading

USF Heads Toward Gender-Neutral Dorms!

University of South Florida has just announced that they are beginning to implement gender-neutral housing options for it’s students. In the spring, the school will launch a pilot program offering several gender-neutral dorm rooms, where anybody of any gender can live with anybody else. USF believes it’s the first in Florida to do that. The … Continue reading

Transgender Senior Crowned Prom Queen

NOTE ON THE MIS-GENDERING OF “ANDREW” IN THIS ARTICLE: In the comments of the original article, the author reveals that in all his correspondence with the subject of this article, she referred to herself only as “Andrew”.  The author used this self-identification in the article, as Andrew specified that she will be known as “Andii” … Continue reading

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