NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New York City. President Drumpf signed the controversial executive order that halted refugees and residents from predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) https://www.instagram.com/p/BP1F44HjCvV/
protester raises her fist and shouts as she joins others assembled at
John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Saturday, Jan. 28,
2017 after two Iraqi refugees were detained while trying to enter the
country.(AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration
ban at John F. Kennedy International Airport on January 28, 2017 in New
York City. (Photo: Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Tensions ran high at the funeral for Islan Nettles, a transgender woman who was beaten to death by a group of men in Harlem last week. Her death tragically illustrates again the vulnerability of transgender people at the hands of heterosexuals.
The biological Mother of Islan barred some of the closest transgender supporters from the funeral including the woman Islan had been living with in the Bronx for the past five years. These transgendered people and their supporters felt even more marginalized not being able to say goodbye to their friend. In the end, the Mother allowed some of them in to the funeral but after much drama outside.