Morbidology the Podcast – 184: Islan Nettles

Podcast released on: 26th December 2022

There is nothing that people want more in this world than to be accepted for who they are. This is especially true for those in the LGBTQ community, who have to fight that extra bit harder for acceptance, even today in 2022. Transgender people remain the most invisible, the least understood and the most stigmatized…


There is nothing that people want more in this world than to be accepted for who they are. This is especially true for those in the LGBTQ community, who have to fight that extra bit harder for acceptance, even today in 2022. Transgender people remain the most invisible, the least understood and the most stigmatized element of the LGBTQA community, and in 2013, an attack in New York City sent shockwaves throughout the community.

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Audio Sources:

“Trans Woman’s Killer Used the “Gay Panic Defense.” It’s Still Legal in 42 States.”

“Delores Nettles 1/30/14”

Sources:

Associated Press, 23 August, 2013 – “Transgender Woman Dies After Assault in NYC”

Associated Press, 23 August, 2013 – “Transgender Woman Dies After Harlem Assault”

Metro – New York, 23 August, 2013 – “Citing Fatal Assault of Transgender Woman, Pols Push for GENDA”

New York Daily News, 24 August, 2013 – “Hate & Horror”

FOX – 8 WGHP, 26 August, 2013 – “Death of Transgender Woman a Possible Hate Crime”

Legal Monitor Worldwide, 27 August, 2013 – “Holyman Report Examines Spike in Hate Crimes”

New York Daily News, 29 August, 2013 – “Harlem Vigil for Victim of Hate Slay”

Gay City News, 4 September, 2013 – “Grand Jury to Weigh Indictment in Islan Nettles Killing”

The Forward, 6 September, 2013 – “An Identity Crisis We Can Understand”

Springfield Examiner, 17 September, 2013 – “Anti-Gay Crime”

Metro – New York, 18 September, 2013 – “Forum to Address Transgender Community in East Harlem”

New York Daily News, 5 October, 2013 – “Transgender Slaying Unsolved”

Gay City News, 19 November, 2013 – “Case Against Suspect in Islan Nettles Slaying Dismissed”

The Eagle News, 21 November, 2013 – “Remembering the Past Transforms the Future”

amNewYork, 3 March, 2015 – “Brooklyn Man Charged with 2013 Fatal Beating”

Atlanta Daily World, 4 March, 2015 – “New York Man Charged With The Murder of Transgender Woman”

New York Daily News, 18 March, 2016 – “Trans Murder Susp Says No to 12 Year Deal”

Gay City News, 31 March, 2016 – “Islan Nettles’ Accused Killer Faces Burdens of Admitting he Attacked her”

Gay City News, 2 April, 2016 – “Police Display Skepticism in Videotaped Confession”

Associated Press, 4 April, 2016 – “Man Who Repeatedly Punched Transgender Woman Pleads Guilty”

Gay City News, 4 April, 2016 – “James Dixon Pleads Guilty”

The Hamilton Spectator, 4 April, 2016 – “The Islan Nettles Killing”

Gay City News, 19 April, 2016 – “As James Dixon Given 12 Years, Islan Nettles’ Family Cries Foul”

New York Daily News, 20 April, 2016 – “12 Years in Trans Slay”

New York Post, 20 April, 2016 – “I Hope You Die”

Associated Press, 28 December, 2017 – “Activists to Copy Illinois Gay Panic Defence Ban Elsewhere”

The Times Union, 15 February, 2017 – “Cuomo Puts Gay Panic and Trans Panic Measures in Budget Amendments “

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