In advance of the trial next week of Dwight R. DeLee for the murder of Lateisha Green, the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has produced an online Resource Kit. Although intended primarily for use by the media, it makes interesting reading for anyone with an interest in the case.
Due to this landmark case’s complexities and its significance for LGBT people, it is of utmost importance that media coverage of Lateisha’s tragic death be inclusive, accurate, and respectful of a community that is too often targeted for harassment and violence.
The Resource Kit is in a total of four sections:
- The Lateisha Green Murder: Violence Against Transgender People Resource Kit (link here)
- The Lateisha Green Story (link here)
- Media Resources for Covering Hate Crimes (link here)
- Appendix: Hate Crime Laws (link here)
As regards the trial itself, TLDEF says it will be posting daily updates on its website (link to TLDEF website), as well as live Tweeting from the courtroom (link to TLDEF on Twitter). Finally, the Justice for Teish Green Facebook page will also be updated regularly (link here).
Cross-posted at Questioning Transphobia
Previous related posts:
- Lateisha Green: hate crime trial starts on Monday, July 13 (July 3, 2009)
- Teisha Cannon murder: case to proceed as a hate crime prosecution (June 5, 2009)
- So that makes four trans people dead so far this month (November 18, 2008)