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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I finally know who one of these girls is!

Well I finally found out who at least one of these girls is. The TS on the left is Adrienne Crystalis and the other is Rita.

I wrote her tonight through URNAlone and and gave her a link to this page from my blog.

Thanks to the SCC Lounge Yahoo group, someone posted a link to a picture of her and an article about First Event.

One mistery solved.




Does anyone know who these girls are?

There was so much controversy about these two girls. I sure could tell they were in love with each other, but so many could not agree about there gender. I was told by someone who had dinner with them that the one on the left is TS and the other is GG, but not many agreeded.

I took their picture and gave them my card with my email address, so I could send them the picture, but still no reply.

Write me you two. I think you were so great now matter what gender you are. I say you both are women!

posted by Vickie @ 10/14/2006 02:15:00 PM

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Out & About - Letters: Cousin of Nakia Ladell Baker sends letter to Nashville and Murfreesboro mayors

Posted 01/11/2007

Dear Mayor Purcell and Mayor Bragg,

I am writing to you about the murder of a Nakia Ladell Baker. I do not know if you are aware that she was transgendered and this may be an issue of a hate crime. I am Tennessean at heart, being I born and raised in Murfreesboro. The victim was also my cousin.

I just wanted to know if the city and police have attempted to make any lead on the case. I hope the detective assigned to it, is making a serious effort to this homicide. I have noticed in the past that the police in the city really takes a blind eye to violent crimes among the gay community you have there. I also am aware that the citizens in the city are tied deeply to there faith, but you have to admit that a crime that could have been committed in the name of hate and fear is despicable.

I have enlisted the help of several national organizations and some in Tennessee from my home in San Francisco, CA. I have asked the LGBT paper Out & About, The Transgendered Political Coalition, ACLU, The Advocate news magazine, and the Human Rights Campaign to also investigate what the police might conveniently overlook.

This letter is not to be as a threat I just want justice to be done and for people to see that the stereotypes are untrue for the city of Nashville and the state of Tennessee. I know there is good in everyones heart and we all would like to live in a world where we do not fear what we do not understand.

Thank you so much for your time.


Robert Shawn White
San Francisco, CA.

Fwd: Update on Nakia Baker

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: < >
Date: Jan 21, 2007 6:49 PM
Subject: Update on Nakia Baker

I promised all in attendance at the meeting Friday night that I would send
any new info I have on the Nakia Baker murder. Well, I talked to Nakia's
cousin, Shawn White of San Francisco, this afternoon, so this is what I learned.

Nakia was definitely transgender. She has been on hormones for years &
apparently transitioned between 1990 &amp; 1992 (he couldn't remember exactly when).
She was definitely not a man dressed in women's clothing for the weekend as the
police statement suggested (although that could still make Nakia trans even
if she did not live full time). And Nakia was the new name. Nakia kept her
birth name, Ladell, as a middle name.

The most amazing thing he said is that the police originally tried to call it
a "suicide attempt", as if a person would intentionally beat themselves to
death in the head in a parking lot in the middle of the night....They finally
switched positions when it became apparent Nakia was beaten by someone else.

Unfortunately, it seems that Nakia's mother "wasn't OK" with the gender
change. I don't know how long it will take for her to be willing to talk to us.




Yahoo IM: vickiecd
Website Director of

Maybe some people want to be lesbians or gay men
to be a part of the crowd
but nobody wants to be transsexual to be part of a crowd --
they just want to be themselves.
Callan Williams


Vickie at Wal-Mart - August 2006

I know this is a lousy photo, but it is one of my first attempts at going out en femme, into the real world. Not just to a "safe" place.

No one seemed to notice or care that I was there.

I just had to take a picture to commemorate the day.

I did try on some jeans in the dressing room, and I bought them too.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Gnarls Barkley's - Crazy

I still love this song! I sure had his name and gender wrong. At first I thought he was a girl singing, and then I thought it was Charles Barkley, not "Gnarls" Barkley.

What kind of name is "Gnarls" anyway?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Transgender murder in Nashville

Police Looking For Leads In Fatal Beating

Jan 8, 2007 08:40 AM

NASHVILLE - Police are looking for help after the victim of a deadly beating was found behind a South Nashville pool hall.

A security guard spotted Nakia Baker's body, lying next to a car behind Club Adventura early Sunday morning.

Police said Baker had suffered trauma to his head. Investigators believe he may have gotten in some sort of confrontation in the parking lot.

If you have any information about this case, call Metro police.

Man Found Dead Wearing Women's Clothing

POSTED: 10:56 am CST January 8, 2007
UPDATED: 12:41 pm CST January 8, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Police have identified the man who was found dead Sunday morning near his car in south Nashville. Naklia Baker’s body was found near a club on Nolensville Pike. Investigators said Baker was dressed in women’s clothing and had suffered head trauma.

Witnesses reported he had been seen socializing in the club with other men dressed as women. Baker may have been involved in some type of confrontation in the parking lot, according to police.


For Immediate Release: Dated January 10, 2007
From: Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC)
Contact: Marisa Richmond, Ph.D., Nashville
Contact Address: P.O. Box 92335, Nashville, TN 37209
Contact Email:
Contact Cell Phone: 615-293-6199
Contact FAX: 615-353-1834

TTPC Condemns Murder of Nakia Ladelle Baker in Nashville

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) condemns the murder of Nakia Ladelle Baker, a 31 year old transperson from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Baker's body was found beaten in a parking lot behind a nightclub in the Radnor neighborhood of Nashville in the early morning hours of January 7, 2007.

We also extend our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Nakia Ladelle Baker.

Baker's murder is the seventh documented murder of a person based on gender identity or expression in Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County. Only four of these murders have been solved to date.

The murder of Nakia Ladelle Baker is also the second murder of a transgender person in the State of Tennessee in less than a year.

On February 16, 2006, 21 year old Tiffany Berry, a pre-operative transsexual, was shot three times in the chest after she had just stepped outside of her South Memphis apartment. She died a few minutes later. Memphis police describe it as a robbery-homocide, despite the fact that her purse was not taken, and claim that her being a transsexual was not relevant.

The board and members of TTPC encourage the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, as well as the Memphis Police Department, to investigate these crimes aggressively so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice. We also ask anyone with any information about these crimes to come forward.

The Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC) is an organization designed to educate and advocate on behalf of transgender related legislation at the Federal, State and local levels. TTPC is dedicated to raising public awareness and building alliances with other organizations concerned with equal rights legislation.

For more information, contact:

Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition (TTPC)
P.O. Box 92335
Nashville, TN 37209

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

What changed for you in 2006?

I posted this at Beginning Life. I should probably have more items, but this is all I came up with at the time.

  • Saw a doctor for hormones. (I did it with mail order before.)
  • Started electrolysis.
  • Went out into the real world as Vickie and passed. (Thank you Melissa.)
  • Purchased a new red 2007 Saturn ION Coupe. (First new car for me in 30 years.)
  • Went out regularly with out a wig. (Now I have to learn how to do my hair! Embarassed)
  • Lost over 35 lbs. (I went from almost 170 lbs down to 131.6 lbs on December 31, 2006.)
  • Started getting "Mame 'd" in boy mode.

Anna by Venus deMars

This is one of my new favorite songs! Venus is addressing a transsexual she met years ago, but has lost contact with her.

The questions just tear me up.

This is the Venus deMars
( of the "Venus of Mars" Documentary of a transsexual punk rocker and her supportive wife. I finely purchased the DVD and I love it. Click here for Venus' site.
Is it obvious that I love Venus. :)


Can you here me?
I remember
That I met you
Back in New York City

5 years
Maybe 6 years
And I wonder
If your dreaming
All those dreams you told me?

Are you listening?
How much distance
Have you traveled
And has it unraveled?

I am thinking
Maybe always
Maybe never
And the time
Can bring damage and anger

I wonder
Are you working?
And the pay was it worth all your courage?

It takes you
And can break you
Without warning
And the rage
And your memories age you

I remember
When you sang
That your voice
Was so deep and reflective

And you told me
I remember
In your past
Your were
Always the stranger


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