Detroit Trans Teen Missing Body In the Morgue for Weeks Unclaimed
Detroit, MI-When the news broke that the missing transgender teen body was found, it had been lying in the morgue for weeks unclaimed. Police announced that
Henry “Shelly” Shelly Hilliard 19, the missing transgender teen from Detroit had been missing since the morning of October 23, 2011 from the area of Woodward and Longfellow, on Detroit’s Westside.
It wasn’t until weeks of searching passed, it was discovered that Hilliard’s body was found the same night she went missing. No one knew who she was. The teen,
who was born Henry Hilliard, disappeared in the early hours of Oct. 23 and was last seen on the 900 block of Longfellow on Detroit’s west side. Hilliard, a native of Chicago, had been living in Detroit for the past seven years, with her mother, Lyniece Nelson.
TOMORROW (Friday) is ‘Wear it Purple Day 2011’. Make sure you wear something purple to support rainbow youth at risk.
It could be a hair tie, piece of jewellery, singlet, shirt, jumper, socks or undies. ANYTHING PURPLE.
MI Republican Introduces Anti-Trans Prisoner Bill →
Representative Hooker’s bill is ill-conceived and is yet another attack on the gay and transgender population of Michigan by this Legislature. To the best of my knowledge, only one other state — Wisconsin — has ever passed such a bill and the federal courts struck it down as unconstitutional. Lawmakers should not be in the business of legislating medical care and should not be substituting its judgment for that of the medical profession in such matters. For Representative Hooker to dance to the tune played by Mr. Glenn, the head of an organization labeled as a hate group by the Southern Law Poverty Center is the very antithesis of the “common-sense” he purports to be exercising. I extend an offer to Mr. Hooker to meet with me and discuss this issue in greater detail.”
I'm girl, but I still like guys, but I want to be a guy. So technically I'm a gay guy stuck in a girl's body. What's the term for this, if there is one?
As humans we attempt to use labels to explain the world around us. It is difficult to assign anyone a label if they do not first believe it to be true in their own hearts and minds. With that being said, it appears that you have a ftm trans* identity meaning then your gender is male even though your sex remains female. Who you are attracted to has nothing to do with your gender. Essentially you are a gay man just as you said.
It is easy to forget that sex, gender, orientation, and expression are all entirely different and unrelated aspects of who we are as people and no one label can really express all of those nuances. I like to use the genderbread person to explain it to people:
Good luck and I hope this helped.