Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

November 17, 2006

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006

Filed under: Inter/Trans-Sexed,My Community,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:23 am

On Sunday the 19th, we will be observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance here in New Orleans. Each year Trans communities and our friends around the world gather together to remember those of the community that were killed in the name of transphobia during the previous twelve months. This year we lost 19 of our little tribe to hatred. LIST

These are only the folks we know of… many are killed but never reported. There are also the Trans folk who die by their own hand (about 35% of our folk never make their 40th birthday), and many others die slow deaths caused by prejudice through the mechanisms of illegal firings, being turned down for housing and constant harrassment. There is no list for the latter group, but we remember them just the same.

We and our friends will be meeting at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center (Decatur between Frenchmen & Elysian Fields) at 5:30 PM, and then we will proceed to St. Joan d’Arc’s statue for the reading of the names.

Please come by, join us in our sorrow and our prayers for Society to stop discriminating against Trans people.

UPDATE: was just informed of another murder- 

April 16, 2006- Elk Grove Indiana

Krystal Heskin, 31, was found murdered in a motel room. She had been strangled and beaten on the head with a hammer. She had changed her legal name some five years earlier and had been living in her chosen gender. Her killer is Michael R. Davis, 20, whom she had known for several years. Police do not consider this a crime of hate, but of an arguement taken too far. Davis is awaiting trial.

September 27, 2006

Looking for the Trans Community of NOLA

Filed under: Inter/Trans-Sexed,New Orleans — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 3:46 pm

Id like to start out with, “Just lookin’ for a few good girls”, but actually it’s the boyz and girls.

The SCC and the Southern Belle Society raised some funds for the Transitioned or Transitioning folks that were living here prior to the Deluge. I have been asked to locate as many of you I can and report back to Atlanta so they can divvy up the raised monies.

Just contact me at: and I can get the ball rolling. Any help you folks can provide as far as finding others is greatly appreciated.

September 9, 2006

Has it been over a year since life was normal?

Filed under: Aside,Inter/Trans-Sexed,New Orleans — Tags: , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 7:13 pm

I had to make a decision the other day: Going to start therapy again with a new therapist. Way too much has gone down since the Deluge. My Transition has been on hold all of this time, and I don’t have a foreseeble time-frame to get it finished.

I’m bitchy, sorrowful, tired, cooped up in this tiny rental and I need to get back in touch with myself. My nerves are shot to Hell. The only things keeping me semi-sane are Betts, Candice and friends here in town. I was just getting used to the new me when the Thing hit (I had been on hormones for two years by then.), and then our world flooded out.

It was about a year ago, sitting in Houston and hearing my aunt tell me the truth about my life, that I think things really changed for me. I didn’t pay much attention then. We were trying to put together a temp home in Houston when Rita forced us to run for SoCal. I never got to actually find my little inner space in which to get a handle on this info. I had already figured out that I was most probably Intersexed and not Trans back in 2004, but being told about the operations performed on me, and the decision made to turn this little infant into a boy struck a major anger chord within me. It was like being told I was adopted almost fifty years after the fact. Unfortunately, events of the last year seemed to have drowned it out.

So I’m going back into therapy to work this latest snag in life out. Living post-Deluge is rough enough without having to carry all this baggage around. I’m a pain in the tush when it comes to really saying what I feel towards my past life. Lynn is going to have a time pulling this crap out. *rolls eyes* Maybe it will be easy… so many buried memories have been coming back to me from childhood and I now understand more of the reasons how my parents treated me, protecting me from a world that can be cruel to that which is unusual. They gave me all of the basics and love that managed to carry me through life, and the courage to accept my personal reality and and change my existence when it was time for it.

I just wish I had my folks around now to hug and say Thank You, and then I’ll start bitching about the fact that they couldn’t bring themselves to tell me the truth. I’ll rant for a time and then it will be gone from me and them we will hug again and get to play it straight with each other. Right now I just need to get myself straightened out.

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