36: Islan Nettles

This week, I will be discussing the case of Islan Nettles (I’ve heard her name pronounced ee-lan and islan, but I believe that the correct way is ee-lan) a black trans woman from Harlem who was beaten to death after her assailant “discovered” that she was trans. I say “discovered” in quotes and sarcastically because, it wasn’t a secret. I will also be covering the gay/trans panic defense as well.

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Links:
Stand Up;The Islan Nettles Story
https://vimeo.com/94536860

https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2018/06/15/new-york-it-is-time-to-put-an-end-to-the-use-of-gay-and-trans-panic-defense-in-our-courts/?slreturn=20180624123010
https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/nyregion/embarking-on-a-new-life-transgender-woman-has-it-brutally-taken.html
https://www.hrc.org/resources/violence-against-the-transgender-community-in-2018
https://www.hrc.org/blog/in-search-of-justice-for-islan-nettles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_panic_defense
https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/4/05/james-dixon-pleads-guilty-death-black-trans-woman-islan-nettles
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/02/nyregion/mans-confession-in-transgender-womans-death-is-admissible-judge-rules.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/04/04/the-islan-nettles-killing-what-the-trial-means-to-a-transgender-community-anxious-for-a-reckoning/?utm_term=.abefe7c0fd39
https://www.hrc.org/resources/violence-against-the-transgender-community-in-2018
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160406/central-harlem/plea-deal-for-islan-nettles-killer-slap-face-her-mother-says
http://gaycitynews.nyc/indictment-islan-nettles-2013-harlem-slaying/
https://www.colorlines.com/articles/why-no-one-has-been-charged-murder-death-islan-nettles
https://www.colorlines.com/articles/about-islan-nettles