Trans Woman Activist Attacked on Video as Homophobic Woman Throws Rocks at Her

Trans Woman Activist Attacked on Video as Homophobic Woman Throws Rocks at HerTrans Woman Activist Attacked on Video as Homophobic Woman Throws Rocks at Her
A transgender woman in the Philippines was subjected to verbal and physical abuse by a self-professed “born again Christian” because of her sexual orientation and gender identity.
Facing discrimination: Alexis Hart Garcia shared two videos of a middle-aged woman identified as “Aling Susan,” who is shown insulting and threatening her in public.
  • The incident happened as Garcia was walking inside Marites Village 2, a community where she resides in Antipolo on Nov. 5.
  • Aling Susan was reportedly enraged to see Garcia walking by her property.
  • Susan, who deemed Garcia not welcome in the area for being “gay,” also hurled a rock at Garcia.
  • Garcia and Susan can be seen arguing, with another man taking Garcia’s side while off-camera.
  • Despite the man and Garcia being residents of Marites Village, Susan was adamant that they were not allowed to pass through the street she claimed as her “private property.”
  • In an effort to drive her away, Susan hit Garcia with a box that reportedly resulted in some arm wounds.
Seeking justice: In addition to filing a formal complaint with local village officials, Garcia also made an appearance on a popular public service talk show to discuss the incident involving Aling Susan.
  • Garcia revealed that the recorded incident was not the first time Aling Susan has verbally attacked someone for being part of the LGBTQ community.
  • Garcia claims to be a co-founder of TAO (Transpinay of Antipolo Organization) that is dedicated to the broad-based, inclusive national movement for “gender and racial equality.”
  • A local official who was helping Garcia with her complaint shared that she also received harsh words from Aling Susan prior to being elected to public office.
  • Garcia also alleged that Susan threatened to shoot her with a gun.
  • Garcia said she is planning to file cases of slander by deed and grave threat against the woman during a hearing on Wednesday.
  • In the Philippines, both charges are punishable by jail time.
  • Slander can mean 1-6 months in jail, while grave threat can mean a maximum of 12 years, depending on the severity of the threat.
Feature Image via Alexis Heart Garcia
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