Colorado transgender woman’s slaying tried as hate crime – By DeeDee Correll

Reporting from Greeley, Colo. — To her sister, Angie Zapata was a teenage girl in every sense but the biological one.

She spent hours spraying her long hair into compliance with Aqua Net, painting her eyelashes with L’Oreal and her skin with Cover Girl. She combed discount stores for clothes that would emphasize her curves.

The effect was stunning. When the 18-year-old visited the store where her older sister, Monica, worked, men would make excuses to hover.