Candace Towns

Transgender woman found murdered in Macon

A transgender woman missing for three days was found shot to death in Macon on Tuesday afternoon. Candace Towns, 30, was last seen alive on Saturday and was reported missing on Sunday. She becomes the 25th tran...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 27

1. Roy Moore won Alabama's GOP Senate primary last night — much to the dismay of Trump, who supported the other candidate. Here's what you need to know. 2. The gruesome murder of 17-year-old Ally Lee Steinfe...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 7

1. Kashmire Nazier Redd, a transgender man, was killed by his partner in New York on Labor Day. Redd is at least the 18th transgender person to die at the hands of violence this year in the US. 2. Courts in ...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Sept. 6

1. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, here's how the Montrose Center is helping to ensure no LGBT residents slip through the cracks. 2. The Washington Post profiles a transgender Chechen woman who escaped pers...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 21

1. The list of murdered transgender individuals continues to grow: Gwynevere River Song, 26, was shot to death at their home in Waxahatchie, Texas, this weekend. Song was murdered following an argument, and the...
Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee: The war at home

Transgender women are being lynched in America, and people are making jokes about it on nationally syndicated radio shows. There may be no ropes in this modern version of societal-condoned killing, but the live...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, May 19

1. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a law this week that effectively bans conversion therapy for minors. 2. Joshua Vallum is the first person prosecuted under the federal Hate Crimes Act for murdering a tra...

5 LGBT things you need to know today, March 24

1. An eighth transgender woman was murdered this week. Alphonza "Peaches" Watson of Baltimore, Maryland, was shot and killed Wednesday. Police do not have any suspects, but are actively investigating and asking...