Tuesday, April 21, 2009

On Show: Angie Zapata Murder Trial

4:30 ET: Transgender blogger and activist Autumn Sundeen joins us again from Greeley, Colorado where she has been covering the trial of Alan Ray Andrade, the man who bludgeoned 18-year-old transwoman Angie Zapata to death with a fire extinguisher. It's the first prosecution of a murderer under a trans-inclusive hate crimes law, which Colorado recently was passed. The case has huge implications, as the victim is using a "trans-panic" defense, and comes at a time when a hate crimes bill is going to be voted on in Congress.