Hundreds join Philly trans march

first_imgWW photo: Joseph PietteThe second annual Philly Trans March Oct. 6 was dedicated to Kyra (Kruz) Cordova, a 27-year-old Philadelphia transgender woman who was active in the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative. Cordova was found shot in the head on Sept. 3. A $25,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for her murder. Several family members also spoke about the unsolved murder of Stacey Blahnik, a 31-year-old African-American trans woman murdered in 2010.Speakers raised the case of Cece McDonald, a young African-American transgender woman incarcerated for manslaughter after an incident in Minneapolis that began when she was violently attacked because of her race and gender. Well-known author and revolutionary, Leslie Feinberg, has dedicated the 20th-anniversary edition of her book, “Stone Butch Blues,” to McDonald and the struggle to free her.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gulia seeks bronze, Naveen in repechage at U-23 World Wrestling C’ship

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Suman Ray FOLLOW US 10 months ago ‘Important to realise socio-economic value of education’: Naveen Last Updated: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST Gulia Seeks Bronze, Naveen In Repechage At U-23 World Wrestling C’ship World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg at WC. COMMENT WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Written Bycenter_img WE RECOMMEND World Junior World Championships bronze medallist Veer Dev Gulia brought delight to Indian fans by securing his place in the bronze medal contest in 79kg as Naveen (70kg) reached repechage at the Under-23 World Wrestling Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Monday.  As the 18th seed in Qualifiers, Gulia was in top form as he defeated Hungary’s Botond Lukacs 3-1. With a strong 7-2 win over China’s Ligan Chai, he made it to the quarter-finals, where he was highly impressive in his 12-1 demolition of Mongolia’s Batzul Damjin. In the semi-finals, the 22-year-old’s brilliant run came to an end at the hands of Azerbaijan’s Abubakr Abakarov who emerged an 8-1 winner. Gulia will now aim for the bronze today and his opponent is yet to be decided. In 70kg, Naveen lost his qualifying bout to Russia’s 16th seed Chermen Valiev 0-11. But with the Russian making it to the final, Naveen got another chance to fight for a medal as he reached repechage against Mongolia’s Temuulen Enkhtuya.READ | Kiren Rijiju Takes All-terrain Ride With Jawans In Snow-clad MountainsOn the first day of the championships, three Indians had made it to the quarter-finals with the others being Sharvan (65kg) and Akash Antil (97kg), besides Gulia. 2017 Junior Asian Championship gold medallist Sharvan, who was seeded second in his category, showed his attacking intent against the top seed Rifat Saibotalov of Kazakhstan to secure a tight 8-6 victory.  In the quarters, however, he was defeated 6-10 by France’s Ilman Mukhtarov but with the Frenchman failing to make it to the final, the Indian could not make it to repechage. In 97kg, ninth seed Akash Antil dismantled China’s Li Xu 10-0 to start his campaign. In the last-eight, Ukraine’s Danylo Stasiuk inflicted a 9-5 defeat on him to dash his medal hopes. In 57kg, Naveen crashed out in the qualifying round with a 0-11 loss to Turkey’s Ahmet Duman.READ | 3 Indian Wrestlers In Quarters On Day One In U-23 World C’shipToday, Ravinder will begin his challenge in 61kg as the third seed against the fourth-seeded Budai Kovacs of Hungary for a place in the quarters. In 74kg, Gaurav Baliyan takes on Vyshniak of Ukraine in the qualifiers while Sanjeet (86kg) will be in action against Zakuev of Russia in qualifiers. In 92kg, as the second seed Viky has a tough opener against the top seed Scherrer of Switzerland in the Round of 16. Similarly, in 125kg, second-seeded Aryan Pratap finds himself up against the top seed Maghakyan of Armenia in the last-16. More than 60 teams and 600 Under-23 wrestlers have participated in this prestigious tournament, where Men’s freestyle competition will be completed on the first two days followed by Women’s Wrestling, with the Greco Roman competition scheduled on the final three days.READ | UFC: Conor McGregor Expresses Interest To Join Rival CompanyREAD | Friends Then Made Fun, Parents Now Enquiring About Wushu:Praveen Kumar First Published: 29th October, 2019 14:18 IST 10 months ago Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls to enter PKL final 10 months ago Modi, Mamata wish Naveen Patnaik on his 73rd birthday 10 months ago PKL 2019 Top Raiders: Pawan Sehrawat and Pardeep Narwal 10 months ago 3 Indian wrestlers in quarters on day one in U-23 World C’shiplast_img read more