I’ve just had confirmation from a friend that the trans woman killed at Kings Cross on Monday was known to friends of friends.
God. I was just reading about that this very minute too. And being very cross with the way the BBC reported it.
The BBC and everyone else, for that matter. My heart lurched when I saw the Standard’s headline that night.
Same here. The universality indicates the police or LUL are to blame for the misreporting.
Fuck. D: D:
We all sort of knew we were going to find this out, didn’t we? Details when I know more.
Yet every time we hope…. 😦
Oh no! My condolences to everyone in your end of the community.
I’m really sorry, I’ve only just seen this. Hope you’re okay. Will call tomorrow. xxxx
Oh, Roz. How awful. *hugs*
I was very sorry to hear about this roz
This event just leaves me speechless.
The BBC have de-sensationalised this story now by reporting it as ‘a man was pushed…’. I have no idea whether that’s how the victim would wish to be reported or whether the BBC know one way or the other. Obviously things like this can be complicated.
But as to the crime; how awful.
Sonia’s own family have requested that she be referred to as a woman.
Well in that case that’s completely awful and disgraceful and the BBC should be ashamed of themselves.
Absolutely. Her family and friends are all devastated over her murder as it is. The media is having a bigot’s field day over what she was wearing; they’re happily ignoring the fact she was a successful, respected lawyer who did a lot of legal aid work, and that she was a dedicated Christian.
May she rest in peace.
The Press Association have brought out a much better report which makes Sonia’s gender clear and refers to her as Ms Burgess. It also makes mention of her trailblazing work as a leading immigration lawyer.
I am so sorry Roz.
I’m very sorry to hear this.
A friend and neighbour of mine told me over the weekend that it was the father of a close friend. 😦
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