Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar was a 29-year old trans woman who was found murdered by stabbing in her apartment in Queens, NY yesterday. Her apartment had been ransacked and much of her possessions destroyed. Every two days, a trans woman is murdered somewhere in the world.
How did New York Media report on this horrific murder? It universally referred to her in their stories by her assigned male birth name. Many of the stories used male pronouns even though they knew she was trans. The police initially identified her as a murdered woman only to amend that statement with the information she was "a man."
WABC-TV news literally had filmed a news report on her using female nouns only to air a version where the reporter told about the updated police report and referred to Ms. Gonzalez-Andujar as "a man." So the beginning of the story explained how "he is a man" while the bulk of the story referred to her with female pronouns. Yes, news people are THIS stupid and unaware when it comes to trans people. And again, this wasn't in Idaho, this wasn't in Mississippi, this was in New York City. Remember, the place which claims to be the media capital of the United States.
And how about the newspaper which has "all the news that's fit to print" the New York Times. Well, their story also listed her in the headline as,
Man, 29, Found Stabbed to Death at Home in Queens
nor did they have literally any mention of who she was or her identity as a woman. In other words, this is not reporting, it's reproducing police blotters in as literal a way as possible.
Amanda's family wailing with grief as her body was
placed into the police van
Needless to say, Ms. Gonzales-Andujar's family is grieving the loss of a child and a daughter, not a tranny. Her death is not a reason for entertainment, nor humor, nor camp, nor posters with trans women licking blood off a knife. It does not warrant "transploitation." Just know that while some of you are waiting to be first in line to be entertained by "Ticked Off Trannies With Knives" at the Tribeca Film Festival, somewhere else in New York a family and a dead woman's friends have had their hearts torn out.
And New York, NY media, you are so "bottom of the heap" and "little town."