Photo: Mary Altaffer On Saturday Abany Live's broadcast in the early morning hours Sunday, one sketch was a silly take on a local weather event that was reported by a fictional "News Center 5 Albany" station. Harvey said she was "not surprised but saddened and angered" to hear about Rocais being attacked.
She ran to a nearby friend's house. She recalled thinking, "Maybe it was a freak accident.
Why did you hit me? Martha Harvey, the executive director of the Pride Center of the Capital Region, said hate crimes are increasing nationwide. Smith said Tuesday that Ln did not tell officers at the scene that she thought the attack was motivated by transphobia.
Photo: Will Waldron 2of2The anchors used a sky view picture of downtown Albany as their backdrop, which has been done in SNL sketches before. But that is where any Capital Region references end, as the anchors report on a freak hail storm in the made-up town of Pebble Falls, a quaint community lookijg motto is "come for the ice cream, stay for the big wooden nickel.
I felt like I got the lights kicked out of me. The anchors used a sky view picture of downtown Albany as their backdrop, which has been done in SNL sketches before. Rocais said Tuesday she believes her gender identity and expression albbany her a target for attacks, especially "when I'm not presenting entirely feminine.
Her attacker walked away with his friend as if nothing happened. Transgender people are also at a greater risk for assault, harassment and suicide. Rocais said she considered calling the police but, since the man hte touched her, decided not to report the incident.
A report by the National LGBTQ Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality found that 61 percent of transgender and gender non-conforming people had been a victim of physical assault and 64 percent had been a victim of sexual assault. Just, wow," Harvey said.
She followed them and asked, "Did you just hit me? I went home and cleaned it off," she said. Twenty-seven transgender people were killed in the United States last year and nearly thee of the victims were transgender women of color, GLAAD reports.
Now I'm just more frustrated," Rocais said Tuesday. She said officers told her a nearby city camera may have caught the incident on tape and EMS workers didn't think she'd suffered a concussion.
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