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As Sylvia walks out of the courtroom, the people observing the trial begin to clap. October 3, Today marks the tenth anniversary of the brutal murder of transgender teenager Gwen Araujo in Newark, California. Worried about the relationship, Sylvia eventually outs Gwen to Joey, who breaks things off.

Gwen's murder brought much-needed attention to the horrific nature and frequency of violent hate crimes against transgender people.

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Gwen's murder brought much-needed attention to the horrific nature and frequency of violent hate crimes against transgender people. Unfortunately transgender people, especially transgender women of color, continue to be targeted for vicious and brutal attacks. Eddie and the other children stand smiling, the adults at the party appear unamused and some look on with disdain. Tamara realizes what she done, and screams for the boys to stop. In , then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the "Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act," which states that the use of societal bias, including so-called "panic strategies," to influence the proceedings of a criminal trial is not permitted. Several days later, Sylvia comes home to celebrate her success at getting a job, and finds Eddie wearing a bra and makeup. The boys initial shock quickly turns to rage, and they begin to viciously beat Gwen to death. The two hit it off and eventually begin dating. She leaves crying and ashamed for what she did. Sylvia denies that it is an issue and tells her that Eddie is the best-behaved of all her children. Sylvia supported Gwen when she transitioned as a teenager, and in an act of love and respect, had her child's name legally changed to Gwen after the murder. As Sylvia walks out of the courtroom, the people observing the trial begin to clap. She is told to leave.

Only 17 years old at the time of her death, today Gwen would be a year-old young woman had her life not been brutally taken by four men who discovered she was born male.

The commemoration will be held at 2 p. Tamara realizes what she done, and screams for the boys to stop.

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At the trial, the defense attorney asks Lisa questions about Gwen. The two hit it off and eventually begin dating. The group makes a plan to find out the truth. Inthen-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law the "Gwen Araujo Justice for Victims Act," which states that the use of societal bias, including so-called "panic strategies," to influence the proceedings of a criminal trial is not permitted.

The story of Gwen's life has been celebrated and kept alive by her mother, Sylvia Guerrero.

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As Sylvia walks out of the courtroom, the people observing the trial begin to clap. Worried about the relationship, Sylvia eventually outs Gwen to Joey, who breaks things off. Jealous that the group of boys at the party paid so much attention to Gwen, Tamara begins to suggest that Gwen is actually a male. Gwen's murder brought much-needed attention to the horrific nature and frequency of violent hate crimes against transgender people. Only 17 years old at the time of her death, today Gwen would be a year-old young woman had her life not been brutally taken by four men who discovered she was born male. The two hit it off and eventually begin dating. The story of Gwen's life has been celebrated and kept alive by her mother, Sylvia Guerrero. At the trial, the defense attorney asks Lisa questions about Gwen. Sylvia immediately reports Gwen missing, and when her body is found, the entire family comes together to pay their respects, even in the face of protestors picketing the funeral. The group makes a plan to find out the truth. Tamara realizes what she done, and screams for the boys to stop. The commemoration will be held at 2 p. Unfortunately transgender people, especially transgender women of color, continue to be targeted for vicious and brutal attacks.
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