feel the lightweight tickle of justice.
I'd say 'crossdresser', as we have no idea yet whether this victim has had any gender reassignment surgery or taken any androgenic hormones which would allow for a the 'trans man' moniker.
No matter what he was we lost someone special r.i.p deshawn!!
Are you suggesting that this is a hate crime due to the crossdressing? According to the news sources the alleged killer, Tay, had no idea the victim was male. He was peeved because the victim's passenger would not give him the time of day and Mr. Bowman had suggested she return to the car and ignore him. Tay has some very thin skin and serious anger management challenge.
Cham: Whether or not a person has had any sort of surgery or hormone treatment has nothing to do with their right to use the term transgender. The best thing to do in any such situation is ask, and listen respectfully to the answer, not decide for the person what you think is best or most accurate. We obviously cannot ask this person his or her preferred descriptor, pronoun or even name, but other sources are using the term transgender, which indicates this is probably what the victim preferred. 'Gender non-conforming' is another good term to use if you are not sure. Mr. Fenton: 'Crossdressing' refers to a completely different issue. 'A man in women's clothing' is just dismissive.
What's the issue with "crossdressing" as a term? Why is "a man in woman's clothing" dismissive? The latter, at least, is factual, seems like a good option if indeed one don't know if a person is going through a gender-reassignment medical process or just came from playing Edna Turnblad or put on a skirt bc that was all they had clean that day.
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