On July 27th, 2015, Nicole Clark, a 19-year-old Rochester
trans woman of color, and her mother were brutally assaulted at the intersection of
Monroe Avenue and Goodman Street. For several years, the transgender
community has protested violence at this corner, and we are outraged that a blatantly transphobic attack happened here.
As of now, the police have arrested Abigail Hallowell and charged her
with second-degree harassment. The other two suspects remain at large.
Yesterday (August 6) there was a huge rally to support Nicole and show support for the trans community in Rochester. #itwasahatecrime was one of the tags used for the event.