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Trans Remembrance: Reflection and Activism

By Hannah Winsten, LGBT Project at 2:23pm
About three years ago, writing an article about LGBT youth for an introductory journalism class, I had the opportunity to speak with Sylvia Guerrero of Newark, California. Sylvia's daughter, Gwen Amber Rose Araujo, was a transgender woman. She was brutally murdered in October 2002 by four men after they discovered that she was born male. Gwen was 17 years old.
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