Crowd Mourns Muhlaysia Booker, Paying Transgender Dallas Woman the Respect She Longed for in Life

City officials and members of the LGBT community joined Muhlaysia Booker's family and friends Tuesday to honor a life "cut short by hatred.""There no doubt in my mind that we should not be here today," the Rev. Neil G. Cazares-Thomas, told an overflow crowd of hundreds at Dallas' Cathedral of Hope. "But we are." Several speakers at the memorial service focused on the challenges Booker faced as a transgender woman and the challenges faced by others in the LGBT community."She was a young woman whose life was cut short by hatred," said Stephanie Martin, pastor of the Cosmopolitan Congregation of Dallas.  Continue reading...

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