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D.C. Court Orders Suspect in Transgender Stabbing To Undergo Mental Observation

Gary Niles Montgomery, the 55-year-old Washington man accused of fatally stabbing transgender woman Deoni Jones, aka JaParker, at a Northeast bus stop in February 2012, appeared in court Friday morning, where his lawyers convinced U.S. Superior Court Judge Robert Morin to order Montgomery to submit to a mental-observation screening.

Metro Weekly
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January 22, 2013

Lost Girl Producers Apologize

SyFy Channel’s program Lost Girl has received a lot of attention for its sexually charged plot lines and positive portrayal of lesbian and bisexual characters, but the season premiere, “Caged Fae,” sparked outrage amongst the LGBT community.

South Florida Gay News
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January 18, 2013

Lost Girl Producers Release Statement Following Outrage Over Offensive Scene

Despite being one of the most inclusive science fiction programs on television, the SyFy series Lost Girl unfortunately hurt and offended many of its fans with its most recent season premiere this week, which featured a shapeshifting villain that gets her comeuppance in a scene that was disturbingly evocative of real life anti-transgender violence. Following complaints from viewers and outreach from GLAAD, the producers of Lost Girl have now released a statement in response.

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