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Vigil Tuesday for NYC Transgender Woman Beaten to Death

Harlem Pride announces there will be a vigil Tuesday for Islan Nettles, the transgender woman who died last Thursday following a weekend attack police are investigating as a hate crime.

NettlesThank you so much for your patience and support. We now have the information for the vigil. Please keep in mind that this is a celebration of Islan Nettles, her love of life and an opportunity for the community to come together in unity and peace.

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Location:  Jackie Robinson Park, Entrance on W. 148th Street @ Bradhurst Avenue, Harlem, NY
(This is down the street from the location of the incident.)

Time: 6PM

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  1. LGBT people need to put a stop to this. The criminals in New York attack with impunity because they know you are almost certainly not armed. Arm yourselves. You simply don't see this happening in concealed carry states.

    Posted by: Hagatha | Aug 26, 2013 8:46:55 PM

  2. Doesn’t happen in concealed carry states? Like, perhaps, Texas? You mean to tell me random acts of violence don’t occur in states where you can easily carry a concealed gun? Prove it.
    Took me about 2 minutes to Google these. True, only one or two could be considered true “street” crimes. But still…
    May 14, 2013 – Singer attacked in Houston: La Mafia singer brutally attacked at gay club

    March 1, 2013 - Sondra Scarber, Texas Lesbian, Says She Was Attacked In Anti-Gay Hate Crime

    October 5, 2012 - Surveillance video shows violent downtown attack

    April 9, 2013 - Three brothers accused of hate crime in beating of gay neighbor

    Posted by: NJgay | Aug 26, 2013 9:19:12 PM

  3. Why do some gays [usually self described 'progressives'] get their panties in a bunch over allowing average people the right and the tools to defend themselves against assaults? POLICE IN MOST CASES ARE NOT AROUND TO DEFEND YOU WHEN THE SHTF. They arrive after the assault, robbery, murder. What is wrong with you? It would be nice I suppose if we could be like a small, homogeneous, prosperous, peaceful northern Euro nation where 95% of the people are all on the same wavelength, but we aren't.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 27, 2013 9:36:01 AM

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