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Man charged in murder of transgender woman in Dallas

A man has been charged in the murder investigation of Dallas transgender woman Chynal Lindsey, who was found dead in a lake earlier this month. The Dallas Police Department arrested 22-year-old Ruben Alvarado yesterday (June 20) on murder charges. He was brought to police headquarters for questioning, but officers said he refused to cooperate, according to ABC News. “After a thorough investigation, evidence led detectives to Ruben Alvarado, Latin male 22 years old,” a statement from the police department said. “At this point, Arrestee Alvarado refused any further engagement with...
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Dallas Gay Bar Manager Speaks Out After Being Fired for Incident Involving Trans Woman

Carter Young, the manager of Dallas gay bar JR’s Bar & Grill, was fired on Thursday night after an incident in which he refused to serve a transgender woman went viral on social media. Daniel Heredia shared video of the incident , in which his transgender friend Blair was denied service and then shoved by the bouncer. Wrote Heredia: “It all felt like it stemmed from transphobia.” Young denies those allegations, and has responded to the firing in a Facebook post. Writes Young: “For more than two decades, I have...
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Manager of Dallas Gay Bar Fired for Refusing to Serve Transgender Woman: WATCH

The manager of Dallas gay bar JR’s Bar & Grill was fired on Thursday night after an incident in which he refused to serve a transgender woman went viral on social media. Daniel Heredia shared video of the disturbing incident (below), in which his transgender friend Blair was denied service and then shoved by the bouncer. Wrote Heredia: “It all felt like it stemmed from transphobia.” The bar released a statement apologizing late Thursday and said the manager has been fired: “Early this morning, we were notified of an incident...
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Dallas gay bar fires manager for kicking out trans woman

A manager at a LGBT bar in Dallas, Texas have been fired after a transgender woman was refused service and forcibly removed from the venue. JR’s Bar & Grill confirmed on Thursday (June 6) that a staff member had been terminated after video footage of a security guard confronting a trans woman was shared on social media. Daniel Heredia posted two clips to Facebook, accusing the bar manager of refusing to serve his friend Blair Jirousek because she is trans. “We came to JR’s to support some of the local...
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Dallas Police Ask FBI for Assistance After String of Homicides Targeting Black Transgender Women

Chynal Lindsey / Facebook The Dallas Police Department is investigating a string of homicides involving black transgender women and has asked the FBI for assistance after the body of Chynal Lindsey was pulled from a lake on Saturday night. The Guardian reports: ‘The Dallas police department has multiple open investigations into attacks on transgender women in addition to the deaths of Lindsey, 26, and Booker, 23, whose body was discovered on the morning of 18 May. In April a woman was repeatedly stabbed and left for dead, police said, but...
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