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TLDEF Responds to Indictment in the Killing of Islan Nettles

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The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to the announcement by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. that his office has indicted 24-year old James Dixon on first and second degree manslaughter and first degree assault charges for the August 17, 2013 killing of Islan Nettles, a 21-year-old African American transgender woman from Harlem.

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Nefes LGBT Azerbaijan Alliance is accused of provocation!

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In the first place we will mention that “Nefes” LGBT alliance of Azerbaijan was founded in December 2012. The purpose of foundation was the protection of LGBT representatives’ rights and freedoms in Azerbaijan against the background of fundamental human’s rights, the preparation of the bills in this line and the advancement of the legislations, the operation of the existing legislation, the reforming in the field of education and health care, and activity towards removal the homophobia towards LGBT representatives. During it’s activity the organisation met many problems. First we would like to tell you about some of these problems.