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November 16, 1990 | TINA DAUNT
An Oxnard man who shot and killed a transsexual three years ago for dancing with his brother was sentenced Thursday to 17 years to life in prison. Howard J. Asher, a public defender representing Daniel Montenegro Delgado, 24, said he would appeal the case, adding that the second-degree murder verdict handed down by a jury last month was unfair because of cultural differences.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 19, 1990 | MACK REED
An Oxnard man who shot a transsexual three years ago for dancing with his brother was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder but not guilty of first-degree murder. Jury foreman Robert G. Taylor said Daniel Montenegro Delgado, 24, was acquitted of first-degree murder because he was not quite rational on Christmas night, 1987, when he fired six rounds point-blank into Rosando Sanchez-Reyes, a pre-operative transsexual who called himself Crystal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1988 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Episcopal Bishop-elect Frederick Borsch said Thursday that he would consider the application of Joanna Clark, who underwent a sex change operation 13 years ago, if she formally applies to establish her own religious community in south Orange County. Her status as a transsexual would not automatically disqualify her from forming her own order, nor from becoming a sister in the Episcopal Church, he said. But he would take the operation into account in his decision, he said.
NEWS
September 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A transsexual is suing United Airlines, claiming he was ordered to get off an airplane and change into men's clothing before re-boarding. Richard Ward, also known as Sarah West, was on a flight from Omaha to Chicago, where he was scheduled to take a connecting flight home to London.
NATIONAL
May 31, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Steve Stanton was fired as city manager in Largo two months ago after announcing his plans to become Susan Stanton. On Wednesday, Stanton, wearing a white skirt, pumps and makeup, vied for the top job in this cosmopolitan tourist town, and was turned down. The Sarasota city commissioners instead picked another one of the five candidates. Stanton was their third choice. "It's just too soon. It's too soon for a transgendered city manager....
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A transsexual woman's accusation that an El Monte police officer sexually assaulted her while he was on duty last year is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, officials said Thursday. The woman recently filed a federal civil rights and assault lawsuit against the unnamed officer and the El Monte Police Department. In it, she said she was groped by the officer in October, forced to perform oral sex on him and then raped after being stopped while walking on a city street between 4 and 6 a.m. Oct. 23. The officer was in a marked patrol car and ordered the woman into an alley behind a business at Central and Garvey avenues, where he attacked her, the lawsuit said.
NEWS
December 31, 1994 | From Times wire services
San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan signed a city measure into law Friday barring discrimination against transsexuals and transvestites. Several other cities have similar laws, but San Francisco's is the toughest in the nation. It prohibits discrimination based on "gender identity" in employment and housing. Companies breaking the law could be banned from city contracts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1985 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Linda Gross of Northridge said she cried a year ago when she lost her new job as an assembler of computer parts. This week she sued her ex-employer, Pertec Peripherals Corp., alleging that the Chatsworth firm, which hired her as a woman, wrongly fired her after a physical examination revealed that the 36-year-old transsexual is anatomically still a male. "They didn't hire me because of what's between my legs but because of what's between my ears," Gross said in an interview.
NEWS
November 26, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge ruled Tuesday that a transsexual embroiled in a child custody battle must be legally recognized as a male, a decision that paves the way for the case to proceed to trial sometime next year. "We couldn't be happier," said Taylor Flynn, an American Civil Liberties Union staff attorney who is representing Joshua Vecchione in a battle to seek joint custody. "This ruling means that Joshua has rights equal to those of any parent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1986 | Associated Press
The doorbell chime at the secluded hillside home brings a torrent of barking from two small terriers lodged behind the closed front entrance. A woman opens the door, quiets the pets and ushers the visitor into her sun-filled home decorated with an abundance of lush green plants. She is dressed conservatively in black pants and a black-and-pink floral blouse. Her blonde hair is neatly coiffed, and a collection of rings adorns her slender hands. Christine Jorgensen keeps a low profile these days.
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