Hate thoughts + Hate Speech = Hate violence/ Hate murders.
There are some of you who don’t believe this Equation of Oppression to be true, but those of us in marginalized communities know this all too well what happens when bigots and bullies feel empowered to be as hateful as the wanna be, especially when they believe that particular hate speech they espouse against a group has a governmental stamp of approval.
Was angered to hear that yesterday the Casa Ruby LGBT Community Center on Georgia Ave in northwest Washington DC was vandalized and the trans person on duty who was working at the time was assaulted/
And this isn’t a hate crime Washington Metro PD?
This was a mere two days after Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Metro DC Police Chief Peter Newsham reported a 62% increase in hate crimes aimed at TBLGQ Washington residents in 2016 from 66 incidents to 107 in 2016. Crimes in DC against the DC trans community according to Ruby Cordao have gone up 100%
This also happened two days after anti-trans comments from a feminist blew up on the Net.
I have had more than a few pleasant visit to Casa Ruby in the last few years, and it pisses me the hell off that an org that is doing much good in the District and is the largest employer of trans folks there is having to deal with this level of destructive ignorance.
Metro DC police are looking for this suspect, and hope the waste of DNA who is swiftly captured and brought to justice.
I will also pass on any additional news from Ruby if the center needs anything besides your donations to fix what was damaged.