Interesting read on Gwen Araujo

Paladin's picture

A long, depressing but interesting article on the late Gwen Araujo, who is fast becoming the Matthew Shepard of the transgender community.

For those of you who don't know, Gwen was an ftm transgender who was killed when her boyfriends discovered she had a dick.

It worries me to think how the fear of not being masculine turned her boyfriends into killers.

EDIT: This is unrelated (I didn't want to create a new post). June is gay pride month, and I can't find any gay pride here. All I found were articles talking about how in June 1998 a small gay pride party (not parade) was planned, but ultimately disallowed.


Daelus's picture


I had heard of her. But I didn't know all
the details until now.
Those guys should be in prison for life.
I find it ridiculous that if you have enough
money; you can bail people out of prison.

How can people justify murder like that?
Are they that insecure in their masculinity?
It's just ridiculous.
There are some serious problems with our
society at the moment.

"If nothing we do matters, then all that
matters is what we do."