Zapata’s legacy

The trial for Angie Zapata’s murder has ended with a very significant result:

A Colorado man was convicted of first-degree murder and a bias-motivated crime and sentenced to life in prison for killing a transgender teen he met on an online social networking site…

It was the first time in the nation that a state hate crime statute resulted in a conviction in a transgender person’s murder, the advocacy group Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said.

 

2 thoughts on “Zapata’s legacy

  1. thanks for posting this. even though i don’t live in america it’s good to see that philosophy of human rights do make it into legislation that gets enforced, and maybe in a few years trans-panic will be as unbelievable a defense and archaic embarrassment as gay-panic.

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