Rest In Peace | Nex Benedict
January 11, 2008 – February 8, 2024
Another instance of schools, governments, police, and individuals failing the transgender community emerges. The incidence of bullying against transgender individuals is on the rise, paralleled by an increase in legislation targeting them. In Nex's home state of Oklahoma, over 60+ anti-trans laws have been introduced in 2024 alone. These laws do not offer protection; rather, they are designed to perpetuate harm against transgender individuals.
Oklahoma has failed Nex. The government has failed Nex.
As long as these laws persist, we will continue to lose members of the transgender community, and any government that fails to safeguard its citizens from such legislation is complicit in the murders and suicides dooming the transgender community.
A message from Oldgate & Friends | Written by Sophia Atkinson