Another Day Another Murder

I know earlier I said I wouldn’t post a new article because I like the way the comments on my gender topic are going. Well, some things are just more important and immediate. Story here :

On November 14 the body of a gay 19 year old was found a few miles away from the town in which he was residing in called Caguas.  He was a very well known person in the gay community of Puerto Rico, and very loved.  He was found on the site of an isolated road in the city of Cayey, he was partially burned, decapitated, and dismembered, both arms, both legs, and the torso.

Yes… He was found partially burned, his arms and legs and his fucking HEAD were removed.

The suspect has been caught and has confessed”

“Officials indicated how Jose Bermudez the accused explained that he went into the center of town in Caguas and then after making a few attempts to pick up a prostitute allegedly Jorge went to him dressed as a woman, and Jose invited him into his vehicle thinking he picked up a female prostitute.”

And there we have it. The 19 year-old was “dressed like a woman”. Was very likely trans, or at least was perceived as trans. I have no way of knowing how Jorge Steven Lopez identified and the news reports use only male pronouns and identify him as a “gay man”.

I won’t quote the rest as it is just the same shit we hear every.single.time. a trans woman is murdered. The shock and horror of revealing the genitalia of the victim is so horrific that murder (and decapitation and dismemberment and BURNING) is the only possible reasonable reaction. Let us not forget that time and time and time again the local gay/trans community is aware of the murderer BECAUSE THEY REGULARLY HAVE SEX WITH US.

Given that the investigating officer (Angel Rodriguez) said on live television that “people who lead this type of lifestyle need to be aware that this will happen”. I have little hope for this case.


~ by laughriotgirl on November 17, 2009.

4 Responses to “Another Day Another Murder”

  1. That is truly fucked up 😦 I sure hope this fool doesn’t get away with it. Nobody has the right to take another human life based on knee-jerk reaction or irrational emotion. The fact of the matter is that they killed another human being and should recieve punishment for doing so.

    Poor gal; she will be in my prayers.

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