Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another Transgender Shooting In Memphis

Posted By on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Just as yesterday's Shelby County Commission hearing on a GLBT workplace protection ordinance was set to begin, gay rights activists got word of a tragedy.

Last Wednesday, Terron Taylor of Whitehaven shot Kelvin Denton, a transgender woman, in the nose and throat after he learned that Denton was a biological male. As of press time, Denton is in critical condition at The Med.

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The shooting occured at the Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven. Taylor was arrested Friday and is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Two transgender woman — Duanna Johnson and Ebony Whitaker — were murdered last year, and another — Tiffany Berry — was shot in 2006.

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