Everything Transgender in NYC asks advocates & activists for transgender justice in the greater New York City area to rally at 1 Police Plaza for Pearl Love on Tuesday July 6th at 5:30P. On April 28th of this year transgender New Yorker Pearl Love was verbally abused & physically harassed on the subway by 27 year-old Sarah Eldridge. The obvious transphobic incident was captured on film by Ms. Love. Her attacker is due to appear in court next Tuesday July 6th. Eldridge was charged with two misdemeanors (1 count, arrest charge, arraignment charge, aggravated harassment 2 race/religion & 1 count, not an arrest charge, arraignment charge, attempted assault cause injury/hate crime.) It is expected that Eldridge will be ordered to undergo anger management for a total of 4 hours. ETNYC believes it must be known that the consequences of attacking & harassing a transgender person in New York City is a serious offense & tolerance of such acts are unacceptable. They feel that the District Attorney has not taken this case seriously enough so they are gathering to demand rightful justice. ETNYC believes that Sarah Eldridge be given the highest penalty possible for a misdemeanor which is 364 days in prison. They demand that the District Attorney take all cases classified as a hate crime toward transgender people extremely seriously & seek the highest possible penalty &
demand that Sarah Eldridge apologize directly to Pearl Love & attend diversity training focused specially on transgender rights.
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