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(Update: Coroner report confirms suicide) Facebook transgender suicide post: Hoax? Looks that way

Sadly, the suicide report about Kate von Roeder appears to NOT be a hoax.


Kate Von Roeder suicide hoaxLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — UPDATE:  October 8, 2014. The trans person who posted a suicide note on Facebook (the subject of this article) did in fact, commit suicide on October 1st, according to a coroner’s report. Allison Woolbert of the Facebook group Transgender Violence Tracking Project https://www.facebook.com/TransMSVTracker contacted that department and passed along her findings to me. I have no reason to doubt her.

The report shows that her residence was in Los Angeles, not West Hollywood as indicated by von Roeder’s Facebook settings. This is pretty much all the facts we have.

I do not know the location of the suicide — whether it was in Los Angeles or West Hollywood (or even somewhere else). My phone call to WeHo PD points toward the Los Angeles as most likely as does the coroner’s report. I don’t know which police jurisdiction the suicide took place in and…

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Conservative writer John Hawkins pens unbridled trans-hate piece

Another great blog from Lexie. It would seem that since the right wing extremists are losing their battle to prevent marriage equality, they have turned their attention to writing quite a spate of anti-trans articles. By coincidence, I read of the suicide of a trans woman at midday today. The haters will say that is because we are mentally unstable. The truth is that anyone being subject to the constant hatred found in articles such as the one Lexie debunks here, and the multitude of other daily obstacles – we can’t even legally use the appropriate restroom in some places – is going to suffer from a variety of stress-related symptoms. People like Hawkins have blood on their hands, and vitriol dripping from their articles.


john hawkins CONSERVATIVELEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — So, another trans-hate article crossed my desk and looked to be another piece of hack journalism from a fringe blogger. Upon further reading, the level of bizarro triggered the Satire Alarm — it was looking more and more like something right out of The Onion.

A quick search on the net revealed the writer, John Hawkins, is legit. He’s appeared on a live Huffington Post panel and according to wiki: ‘listed by Alternet as one of the 10 Young Right-Wingers Being Prepped to Take Over the Conservative Movement.’

For a guy who supposedly has a psychology degree and seemingly ought to know how to use Google, he certainly discredited himself with the number of inaccuracies in the article. In fact, it the article appears to exist for the sole purpose of unleashing on the masses his personal hate and disgust of transgender people.

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