A-gender Teen Set on Fire

Date posted: November 8, 2013

A Bay Area teen, Luke Sasha Fleishman, was set on fire while ze slept on a bus! While details are still sketchy at this point, it’s hard to imagine this not being a gender-motivated hate crime.  Fleishman identifies as agendered, and was wearing a skirt at the time of the assault.   Violent persecution of gender queer folks continues to be a major problem.  What slightly irks me about this report from the NBC is that the reporters acknowledge that Fleishman identifies as non-gendered, but continues to refer to hir as “him” and “he”.  On the other hand, at least they are mentioning gender non-conforming individuals.

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Donations-Pour-in-for-Luke-Sasha-Fleischman-Agender-Teen-Set-on-Fire-on-AC-Transit-Bus-230855221.html

If you want to contribute to help fund Fleishman’s surgeries, please visit: http://fundly.com/helping-sasha-fleischman-have-a-speedy-recovery.

 

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