As I listen to a segment on the Brian Lehrer Show about employment discrimination against transgender New Yorkers, news about a trans woman’s murder inside her Queens apartment provides another sobering reminder this community remains particularly vulnerable.
The Daily News reported Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar’s friends found her naked body on her bed in her apartment on 62nd Street in Glendale yesterday afternoon. Police said the victim had not been heard from since Friday.
Some Daily News readers were quick to express their own transphobic attitudes, and even blame Gonzalez-Andujar for her own murder. One person, however, was thankfully quick to counter these ridiculous assertions.
“Amanda is someone’s daughter, cousin, niece, aunt, friend and sister,” “mizzmelodie” wrote.