Vigil July 23rd for Diamond Williams Brutally Murdered Philly Trans Woman

Police believe Strawberry Mansion resident Charles Sargent used a axe to dismember transgender woman Diamond Williams allegedly telling his girlfriend he 'discovered' the victim was a 'man' after sex. According to police Sargent's girlfriend heard noises upstairs and when her boyfriend came down he had the victim's body wrapped in bloody bed sheets warning her that if she said anything he would kill her too.

There will be a Vigil and Speak Out for Diamond Tuesday 23rd  from 5:30 until 6:30. Find the details here and at the Facebook event.

Vigil and Speak Out for Diamond

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  • GALAEI and MAZZONI CENTER are hosting a Speak Out and Vigil in honor of Diamond, a transgender woman who was brutally murdered last week in the city’s Strawberry Mansion section. Representatives from GALAEI’s TIP (Trans-health Information Program) and Mazzoni Center’s Trans* Wellness project will honor the name and life of their sister who was lost to violence, and call for justice and respect.

    Violence against transgender women is unfortunately a harsh reality in our city. This event is an opportunity for community members to gather, speak out, and organize against the violence that continues to threaten the lives of transgender women in Philadelphia.


    Aamina Morrison– TIP Co-Director
    Samantha Jo Dato – Trans* Wellness Project
    Christian Axavier Lovehall – Philly Trans* March
    Sade Ali –Philadelphia Deputy Commissioner Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services, Morris Home Founder
    Gloria Casarez - Director of LGBT Affairs, Mayor's Office

1599 John F. Kennedy BlvdPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19102


Three Dutch tourists Detained in Murmansk city, Russia by police on charges of gay-propaganda.

LGBT Network Russia a NGO just posted this dire news on there facebook wall.

  • URGENT NEWS! In Murmansk city (North Russia) 3 Dutch citizens detained by the police on charges of gay-propaganda.

    At the moment they were released from the police station. Police compiled reports on the violation of rules of stay in the territory of Russia and the violation of the law of the "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors."

    Court hearing will be at 9 a.m. (Moscow time) 22 July 2013.

    The Russian LGBT Network provides legal assistance.

    We will keep you updated.

One of the arrested is  Councillor Green Links | Project Assistant Refuge | President Foundation LGBT.  He was in Russia making a documentry about how the 'gay propaganda law is affecting ordinary Russians.

In the  narritive accompying the fund raiser he explains that he is also interested about how the law affects vistors in Russia. He just tweeted that althouth the day in court was bazzaire he dosn't think they have a case against him.

Na bizarre dag in de auto wegrijdend van de Rechtbank. Ik geloof inderdaad dat er geen zaak komt. Opluchting en lichte alertheid.

I believe Arnout Brouwers was also arrested. This is his latest tweet:
NL'ers in Moermansk moesten ook onjuist protocol ondertekenen, melden Russische media. Politie zei dat dit "normaal" is in Rusland.

Please sign the petition:
No Pussies No Games: Boycott / Demonstrate at The Russian Winter Olympics.

Всем скучающим по России\ гестапо омон\ фсин\кгб-рф \ http://youtu.be/vJOlvwoB08c
All bored by Russia \ SWAT/Gestapo FSIN's KGB-RF/ posted on the facebook Boycott wall.

Do people understand this is what awaits LGBT people in Russia? It is not exactly clear why the Russian police are beating these people but to think this couldn't be you could cost you're life.

*Warning video contain extreme police brutality and vviolence.

This answers our question, will visitors be safe at the Olympics? It also puts the world on notice that even should Putin put a moratorium on enforcing the gay propaganda law for the duration of the Olympics he would enforce it with a vengeance afterwards. We need to let Putin know the world will not stand for this! Please sign our petition No Pussies No Games: Boycott / Demonstrate at The Russian Winter Olympics