On June 15, CreagerCole placed an op-ed in @am-New York by Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Board Member Katherine Cooper. The commentary urged New York State lawmakers to pass legislation banning so-called “gay and trans panic” defenses which “allow violent defendants to blame their violence on their victims’ gender identity or sexual orientation.”
As Ms. Cooper so keenly articulates in the piece:
“I and my fellow LGBTQ advocates urge lawmakers in Albany to stop heinous defenses that allow violent criminals to use their victims’ gender identity or sexual orientation as an excuse for their crimes.
Enough is enough. If LGBTQ people are truly equal members of society, there should be no basis to justify hate-filled violence against us.”
We’re proud to work with TLDEF, raising visibility for transgender people and educating the American public about the importance of transgender equality.