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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Fifth Homicide of Trans Woman in Florida This Year


A black transgender woman was shot to death in southwest Florida last week, making her the fifth trans woman to be murdered in this state within the past seven months. Twenty-year-old Londonn Moore was found lying in the road around Sept. 8 in North Port, several miles away from her hometown of Port Charlotte. After the homicide, North Port Police and several local media outlets have misgendered Moore and referred to her dead name. Moore’s murder comes two months after 27-year-old Sasha Garden, another black trans woman, was found dead with signs of trauma at the back of an Orlando apartment complex on July 19. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office say Garden’s case remains “active and open.” The first rash …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

A transgender woman was murdered in Orlando last week and how it was reported was awful


Last week, a transgender woman was found dead at the back of an Orlando apartment complex. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies found the body of 27-year-old Sasha Garden at the Reserve at Lake Buchanan Apartments on Holden Avenue around 5 a.m. on July 19. Investigators said her body had signs of trauma and described her death as a “homicide.” No suspects have been identified so far. Garden is the fourth black trans woman to be murdered in Florida within the span of five months. Like the other three women, Garden was initially misgendered in an offensive way by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and local TV news stations. Hours after Garden’s friends and family called them out, the Sheriff’s Office finally …
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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

FUERZAfest ORLANDO


Almost six months after Pulse, many groups are still working to heal from the wounds acquired on June 12. The tragic deaths of 49 people, many of whom were both Latino and LGBTQ, shined a light on this intersection of people and the ways they were underserved and underrepresented. FUERZAFest is trying to change that. This first-time Latino LGBTQ art festival is coming to Orlando this week to celebrate the culture and experience of many of the victims and survivors. The five-day event features film screenings, cabaret, workshops, panel discussions and music, but the focus of the event is a one-act play competition at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Four independent theater groups will showcase plays that revolve …
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