So this happened:
Alexis Alison Lancaster, 39, was approached at an RTA Red Line station and verbally harassed with antigay slurs as she excited the train on November 19. [T]he suspects… beat and kicked the victim, allegedly stealing her cell phone and leaving her bruised and unconscious.
Then Lancaster did some of her own police work, but alas:
Lancaster says she was able to track down her cell phone with the use of its GPS, but that police were not interested in following up.
And as a result of this hate crime:
Following television news coverage of the attack, Lancaster was evicted from the apartment she lived in for 13 years. The apartment is owned by the Catholic church.
Smooth move, Clevand Catholic leaders.
Oh yes they did…
A trans woman says that when she was arrested for a minor subway violation, NYPD officers belittled her, called her names, asked about her genitals — and kept her chained to a fence for 28 hours. Now she’s suing. And it turns out she’s far from alone.
…She also says officers not only refused to call her “she,” they instead referred to her as “He-She”, “Faggot,” and “Lady GaGa,” and asked her “So you like to suck dick? Or what?” Meanwhile, people arrested for the same minor crime (misdemeanor “theft of services”) she was were calmly processed and allowed to leave.
At least the woman who experienced this treatment, Temmie Breslauer, is standing up, speaking out, and of course suing.
The Anti-Violence Project gets a shout out in the article.