A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story

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"Gwen Araujo (February 24, 1985 -- October 3, 2002), born Edward Araujo, Jr., was an American teenage pre-operative transwoman who was murdered in Newark, California. She was killed by four men, two of whom she had been sexually intimate with, who beat and strangled her after discovering she was transgender. Two of the defendants were convicted of second-degree murder, but not convicted on the requested hate crime enhancements. The other two defendants pleaded guilty or no contest to voluntary manslaughter. In at least one of the trials, a trans panic defense--an extension of the gay panic defense--was employed TransMediaChannel"