The murder of an African-American transgender woman from Pahokee has created a lot of concerns in South Florida’s transgender community. Advocates say while investigators still work on a motive there’s a spotlight on what’s becoming a larger nationwide issue.
“Hopefully a resolution to the situation by showing people that it’s an issue,” said Compass
Community Center Transgender Youth Program Coordinator Lucas O’Ryan.
O’Ryan is describing the death of 23-year-old Bee Love Slater of Pahokee. On Sept. 4, Hendry County Sheriff’s deputies found Slaters body in a burned vehicle. It’s the 18th murder in the trans community nationwide this year; 17 of the women killed are disproportionately black.
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The south summit of Kebnekaise mountain, the highest peak in Sweden, is iconic.
Several thousand climb or hike to the top every year, Ninis Rosqvist, director of Tarfala Research Station, which measures the summit annually, told USA TODAY.
But the reason for its notoriety has begun to shrink, literally.
Researchers at Stockholm University‘s Tarfala Research Station have found that the highest peak in the country, is the lowest it’s been in recorded history. And the new height dethrones the peak from its status of tallest summit in Sweden. Scientists began recording the mountain’s height in 1880, Rosqvist said.