Islan Nettles was a fellow transgendered woman who was murdered by being bludgeoned by an asshole whose name I won’t mention here. After throwing slurs and other derogatory language at Ms. Nettles, he apparently decided that his fist needed to be tossed in for good measure.
While I realize this asshole didn’t intend on killing Ms. Nettles, one cannot forget this asshole did intend on harm. He is currently under investigation by the hate crimes division. While I have ideological issues with things like “thought” crimes, I don’t believe it to be possible to offer a rational argument that this man was filled with hate.
Personally I hope he rots in jail for a significant portion of his life, and I hope that while in there he learns that gender roles and expectations are simply defined by the society you live in. Your genitals don’t define your gender.
I refuse to let this man, and the people out there like him to lock me in the closet, yet I encourage anyone who reads this, stay safe.