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Black Gay Man Found Stabbed to Death Outside Trucking Company

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Nashville Police Department are investigating a death of Deon L. Brown who was found dead outside a trucking company dressed as a woman.

Police officials are saying that his body was found at Western Express, on Centennial Place around 6:30 Monday morning.

Family members and friends believe that the incident may have a been a hate crime considering the way he was murdered. Brown was found dead with several stab wombs near trucks at the trucking stop.

My opinion.

There are several rumors going around that may have caused his death. From him lying to a man about his gender to him being a sex worker. None of this is an excuse for someone to take his life.

Situations like these have become all too familiar. The LGBT community is normally a target based on their sexual orientation and sometimes are blamed for their own death. This can be seen in the comment section about Deon and it is truly sad. I’m not sure what happened to him. Judging by my social media I can tell he was loved. My only request is that we look after our friends better. I lost a loved one to domestic violence and there isn’t a day that I wish I did more.

We should do more when it comes to our friends and loved ones. Writing Facebook posts for the deceased isn’t a good send off knowing this situation could’ve been prevented to some degree.

A candlelight vigil is set for Deon Friday night at his old job. If you have any information please contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

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LGBTQ History Is Now A Part of Illinois Public School Curriculum

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Students that attend public schools in Illinois will learn of the contributions LGBTQ people have made in society. Signed into law on Friday by Governor J.B. Pritzker, the bill is scheduled to go into effect in July 2020.

Introduced as House Bill 246 by Representative Anna Moeller, the bill states the teaching of history will include a study of the roles and contributions of LGBTQ people in the history of this country and Illinois. The bill was heavily supported by Illinois’ largest queer civil rights advocacy group, Equality Illinois. Hoping the curriculum would bolster students’ self-image and make their peers more accepting, the bill received support in both the Senate and House earlier this year.

Illinois Senator Heather Steans said “One of the best ways to overcome intolerance is through education and exposure to different people and viewpoints.” She continued, “An inclusive curriculum will not only teach an accurate version of history, but also promote acceptance of the LGBTQ community.” Steans has been noted as “one of the General Assembly’s most vocal and passionate supporters of full equality for LGBT people.”

The bill details what changes can be expected to history curriculum for the state’s students. According to Equality Illinois, topics that will be added to public schools history curriculum include details like the nation’s first gay rights organization. The bill states all textbooks will include the roles and contributions of those protected b the state’s Human Rights Act, and must be non-discriminatory.

Expressing her hopes that the bill will benefit future generations, Steans said, “LGBTQ children and and teenagers will also be able to gain new role models who share life experiences with them.”

Would you like to see other states enforce similar bills?

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