When 18-year old Jonas Valentine came out as transgender, he felt isolated at school at first. “They then isolated me into the teachers’ locker room. They said students felt ‘uncomfortable’ with me in the normal locker room and bathroom. At first I felt like it was fair to the students, but now I’m realizing how unfair it is to myself.”
For the second time in four months, a transgender woman has been killed on the West Side.
The Town of Cicero has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by a transgender woman who claims she was humiliated, harassed and threatened with arrest for “fraud” by police officers.
Community groups are rallying for answers after a transgender woman was found shot and killed on the city’s West Side earlier this week.