Syracuse family calls on New York to pass transgender protection bill – by The Post-Standard – Dennis Nett

The extended family of LaTeisha Green, a transgendered person who was born Moses Cannon, accepted her decision at age 16 to start dressing like a woman. But they couldn’t protect her from being beat up at school, receiving death threats and, ultimately, being killed.

Monday, on the eve of today’s trial of Dwight DeLee, 20, of Gifford Street, on second-degree murder as a hate crime, Green’s family held a press conference to call on state officials to pass the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, which includes transgenders in hate crime protection laws.