February 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm EDT | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
Trans woman robbed in Northeast D.C.: police

D.C. police recently reported a possible hate-related incident involving a transgender woman in Northeast D.C.

A police report says officers responded Jan. 25 to a call from a 27-year-old male-to-female transgender person. The woman told police that she was robbed and beaten by a group of unidentified men near her home on the 3700 block of Hayes St., N.E.

The report says the woman’s pursue — containing her checkbook, ID and birth certificate — were taken. Police, who are handling the incident as a possible hate crime, have no suspects in the case.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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