Friday, April 4, 2008

Vigil for Sanesha Stewart

[Pictured: a slightly blurry photo of Sanesha Stewart. She is a young Black woman with long straight hair and a lovely smile. She is seated facing the camera and is wearing a bejeweled gray one-shoulder strap dress.]

This Saturday I, and many members of my community, will be in the Bronx remembering Sanesha Stewart. Sanesha was a 25 year old Black transgender woman who was brutally murdered on February 9th. After her death her memory and life was disrespected and defamed in NY newspapers and blogs despite a tremendous outpouring of support and grief that came from all over queer, transgender, Black, and feminist communities.

If you are in New York City this weekend please consider dropping by to pay respects to Sanesha’s memory and life. Her family is also accepting donations for the funeral, more information can be found through calling the numbers listed below.

Vigil For Sanesha Stewart
Bronx Community Pride Center
448 E. 149th St.
Bronx, NY 10455

[take the 2 train to 3rd Ave./149th St.]


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