Thursday, October 31, 2019

TRIUMPH OF THE LIBERATOR


ANTINOUS the mortal is dead. Antinous the God is born! 

On this day, October 31st, we surrender ourselves, body and soul, to the joy of Lord Liber, and join in the festival of Halloween, spreading the Love and Liberation of Antinous to the world of the living and the dead. This is the second day of the Ecclesiastic Year.

The festival of Antinous Liberator, the New Dionysus, is the place from which life comes and all love-joy with the ever-present specter of Our Lady death by its side.

The New God Antinous Liberator, sets us free with a wave of his hand. 
He destroys the bondage that holds our immortal spirit prisoner to the cycles of life and death, as the chains of time and matter fall of their own accord.

In benediction, Antinous Liberator confers the flame of Homotheosis upon the hearts of his chosen lovers so that we may indulge and burn in the ecstasy of being One with HIM.

We are free from the masquerade of the spirit in this world of illusion, we are unclothed before him. 


From his lips we drink the winged intoxication of the flesh and abandoned all reason and logic at his feet.

Antinous stands upon the crescent of the Moon. He passes through the Arches of the spheres, the 7 Archons bow down before HIM.

The god-power of Antinous shines over the face of darkness. The Spirits of the Dead awaken to dance as the wine of freedom flows down into the spider-heart of Tartarus.


As Dark as events in the world may become ... a powerful light is shining stronger for Gay, Bi, Lesbian and Transgender people everywhere in the world!

Every day, more and more of us come together,

Every day, the fire of Antinous spreads

His name becomes less a strange, unheard of and difficult to pronounce name from Ancient times ... and more a realization that once there was a time when being gay was a sacred state of being, and that there was a god who represented us, and spoke on our behalf to the immortal powers.

Antinous is with us again ... his power is growing stronger in our hearts.

Antinous is within all of US!

The Blessing of Antinous is with us all!

The Arisen Antinous has Come Again! 

Ave Antinous!


~ANTONIUS SUBIA

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

NEW SAINTS OF ANTINOUS FOR 2019



NEW saints of Antinous were announced by the Hollywood Temple of Antinous tonight during Foundation Day ceremonies shared globally with worshipers in North and South America and in Europe via interactive media.

Foundation Day commemorates the founding of the city of Antinoopolis by Emperor Hadrian on 30 October 130 AD on the shores of the Nile where Antinous died a few days earlier.

That was 1,889 years ago, and Foundation Day marks the beginning of our liturgical calendar ... Happy New Year 1889!

"This is a joyous occasion," said Priest Jim Crawford, participating from Washington DC in the evening's ceremonies. "We have mourned the death of Antinous. Now we rejoice in his deification and the foundation of his new city and religion!"

After weeks of deliberations, FLAMEN ANTONIUS SUBIA announced the following New Year's List of SAINTS OF ANTINOUS for the new liturgical year.

SAINTS OF ANTINOUS

1)BRUCE BELLAS aka Bruce of LA – (1909-1974) photographer Bellas was born in Alliance, Nebraska and was a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles, California. In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure.His impact on physique photography is largely felt and recognized, and the works of Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, and Bruce Weber are widely considered to be influenced by Bellas' pioneering style. 

2) PAEDO OF ELIS - Born in the last years of the 5th century BCE, Phaedo was a native of Elis and of high birth. He was taken prisoner in his youth, and passed into the hands of an Athenian slave dealer; being of considerable beauty, he was forced into prostitution.  According to Diogenes Laërtius he was ransomed by one of the friends of Socrates. The Suda says that he was accidentally present at a conversation with Socrates, and pleaded with him to effect his liberation. Phaedo was present at the death of Socrates in 399 BC, and was young enough for Socrates to stroke his hair which was worn long in the Spartan style.That Phaedo was friends with Plato seems likely from the way in which he is introduced in Plato's dialogue Phaedo which takes its name from him. He went on to form his own school of philosophy.

3)SCOTTY BOWERS (July 1, 1923 – October 13, 2019) Was a famous Hollywood bartender, male prostitute and procurer.  After working his way through the Depression in Chicago, he fought in the Pacific, including at the Battle of Iwo Jima, during World War II, losing his brotherand two close friends. According to his memoir, his sexual career began in 1946 while he was working as an attendant at a gas station located at 5777 Hollywood Boulevard, at the corner of Van Ness Avenue. In 1950 Bowers stopped working at the service station and began working as a party bartender, while continuing his sexual services. Bowers was never prosecuted by the authorities for his activities; he kept all his contact information in his head. The actor Beach Dickerson willed three houses to Bowers and cinematographer Néstor Almendros bequeathed him his Oscar.

4)PAUL LYNDE, actor and comedian, known for his role as Uncle Arthur in Bewitched and as the "center square" in Hollywood Squares. Paul pushed the limits of comedy, making innuendos that were almost censored but not quite. He never publicly "came out," but his homosexuality was a worst kept secret in Hollywood. He spoke his mind, and had us laughing in spite of ourselves. 

5)HIRAGA GENNAI - 1728 – 1780 A brilliant author, painter, scientist, and inventor who wroteextensively on gay life in Edo Japan, including a famous guide to gay brothels. 

6)KING CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN - 1626 – 1689 An iconic young Swedish monarch who thwarted their gender assigned at birth and advocated for religious tolerance.

7)THE CHEVALIER D'EON - 1728 – 1810 A duellist, soldier, and spy who lived half their life as a man, then the last half as a woman, and would use their androgyny and mimicry in their spy work. 

8)PEDRO PABLO ZAMORA - Born 29 February 1972 Died 11 November 1994.He was one of the first openly gay men living with AIDS to be portrayed in popular media. Pedro brought international attention to HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues and prejudices through his appearance on MTV’s reality television series “The Real World: San Francisco”.Pedro’s romantic relationship with Sean Sasser was also documented on the show; their relationship was later nominated by MTV viewers for the "Favorite Love Story" award and the broadcast of their commitment ceremony was the first same-sex ceremony in television history.

9)JOHN GIORNO, AIDS activist and fundraiser. An American poet who founded a not-for-profit company to bring poetry to new audiences. Organized the Dial-A-Poem events with contributions by William Burroughs, John Ashbery. Robert Rauschenberg + Robert Mapplethorpe. Became the target of Spiro Agnew for his political beliefs. He celebrated queer sexuality during the 60s + 70s + his entire life. An artist who also created poem paintings connecting words + images.

10)HERVÉ GUIBERT – writer and photographer who transformed the way that AIDS was viewed in France. His books were largely
autobiographical detailing his career and lovers, and then later the
progress of his struggle with AIDS. His photographs like his books
were also mostly self-portraits and visually mirrored his literary work.

AS MARTYR SAINT

MARIELLE FRANCO was a Brazilian black lesbian activist congress woman who was murdered by shots on march 2018 in Rio. She was a member of Socialism and Liberty Party that is known for fighting for LGBTQ, black people and women rights and she was reporting police violence in the favelas before she was killed. Until now this case stays unsolved and police states that the proofs against this crime got lost. 

MESSENGER SAINT OF ANTINOUS

BARTOLOMEO DE LAS CASAS – 16th Century Dominican friar who worked to protect the Indians of the New World, arguing for the equality and human rights of the native people of the New World. In one of his books, Fray Bartolomeo described the ancient religion of Antinous, listing almost all of the ancient pagan and christian sources which quotations taken from the sources, demonstrating that he had made a thorough study of Antinous at a time when direct knowledge of the many diverse manuscripts was required. Fray Bartolomeo is not only the first person in the New World to write about Antinous, but he is also the first true Antinous scholar who gathered together and listed all the known historical sources of Antinous that were available at his time. We sanctify Fray Bartolomeo de Las Casas because he was one of the first advocates for the rights of the indigenous people of the Americas, and also because he represents the culmination of the renaissance era in which Antinous consciousness was reborn, and the beginning of the modern era in which Antinous scholarship began. 

VENERABLE SAINTS

1)SELENA QUINTANILLA PEREZ - She is one of the biggest gay icons in Hispanic Latino culture. She was a pioneer in being a successful female Latin artist in the Tejano industry (which was heavily male-dominated” women were deemed “unsuccessful”. She’s been booed offstage as a young little girl for being female and singing Tejano songs. She was also of a very religious Jehovah’s Witness family. Her religious community frowned upon her for being a female singer in general as well as her outfits which were considered “provocative” Gays relate to her because of her flamboyant outfits, defying her religious upbringing to just be herself, and paving the way for other female artists. She is celebrated in many gay clubs which feature an entire event dedicated to her. Selena is an inspiration to gays in general. Especially for standing up for who you love. It’s very much indicated in her song “Amor Prohibido”. 

2)ELIZABETH TAYLOR. Already a Hollywood icon, Liz Taylor was a trailblazer for fund raising and AIDS awareness in the earliest days of the crisis. Ms. Taylor founded the National AIDS Research Foundation, which merged with AmFAR. Her contributions to fighting AIDS are too numerous to mention. 

INNOCENT MARTYRS

DANA MARTIN, 31, a trans woman of color, was found shot to death in her vehicle in a roadside ditch about 11 pm. Sunday, 6 January, in Montgomery, Alabama. She was shot while driving and police as of 10 January police continue to investigate, but have no leads.

ELLIE MARIE WASHTOCK, 38, a transfeminine person who identified as both man and a woman, was found dead by their teenage son at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 31 at their World Golf Village condominium in St. Augustine, Florida. It was ruled a homicide according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. No suspect has been identified. Washtock became posthumously notable for amateur investigative work regarding the September 2010 cold case of Michelle O’Connell. Patty O'Connell, mother of Michelle, stated to reporters she believed Washtock's investigating was a factor in their murder. Jazzaline Ware, age unknown, a trans woman of color, was found dead in her apartment on Monday, 25 March in Memphis, Tennessee. Initially thought to be a suicide, police currently regard the case as homicide for reasons not made public.

ASHANTI CARMON, 27, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed around 6:30 am, Saturday, 30 March, in Prince George's County, Maryland. The day of her death, the eve of International Transgender Day of Visibility, made her murder poignant for the international trans community. Her history of survival sex, which she did since homeless at age 16, and the location of her murder, popular sex worker and transgender locale Eastern Avenue, makes her death a likely instance of violence against sex workers. There are currently no leads on the shooting.

CLAIRE LEGATO, 21, a trans woman of color, was shot in the head on Monday, April 15 after an argument broke out between her mother and the suspect in Cleveland, Ohio. She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries on May 14. The suspect, John Booth, 61, was charged by the authorities with Claire Legato's murder, and an arrest warrant was issued for Booth.

MUHLAYSIA BOOKER, 23, a trans woman of color was found shot and killed after a 6:40 am shooting report call, Saturday, 18 May, Dallas, Texas around the 7200 block of Valley Glen Dr. near Tension Park Golf Course. There are currently no leads in the shooting. The shooting comes after little more than a month since a viral video (gaining national attention) showed Booker being publicly beaten and called slurs on 12 April. Police have no current ties to connect the previous assailant to her later murder. Less than a month before her death, she spoke publicly saying, "This time, I can stand before you whereas in other scenarios, we're at a memorial." On June 5, 2019 a suspect, Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, was arrested by the Dallas police and charged with three counts of murder, including the murder of Muhlaysia Booker.

MICHELLE "TAMIKA" WASHINGTON, 40, a trans woman of color and longtime transgender rights advocate, was fatally shot in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Franklinville on Sunday, 19 May shortly after 5:00 am. Police responded to several shots fired and found Washington had been shot several times, at which time she was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. A suspect in her murder has been arrested.

PARIS CAMERON, 20, was shot in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, 25 May (Memorial Day weekend) along with two cisgender individuals. She was taken in critical condition to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Eyewitnesses report gunshots ringing out after arguing being heard from the house all the victims were in, after which numerous people fled onto the street. Police have arrested suspect Devon Robinson, 18, in relation to the murder.

CHYNAL LINDSEY, 26, a trans woman of color was found in White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas at 5:45 pm on Saturday, 1 June. She is the second trans murder in Dallas, Texas in 2019, following Muhlaysia Booker just two weeks previous. The city was celebrating their annual Pride festival on the same weekend. Lindsey's body was discovered only a mile away from where Booker's body was discovered. The Dallas Police have asked the FBI to assist with the investigation. Her death brings the currently unsolved trans homicide cases in Dallas to four as ofJune 2019. On June 20, 2019 the Dallas police arrested a suspect, Ruben Alvarado, 22, who has been charged with the murder of Chynal Lindsey.

JOHANA MEDINA LEON, 25, a trans woman from El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States, died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, 1 June around 9:00 pm. After applying for asylum at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry on April 11, Leon was detained at the facility where she informed officials of her medical condition, including complications resulting from HIV. Leon passed her interview determining that she had credible fear of persecution should she return to El Salvador on May 18, but was not paroled until she entered the hospital later that month. According to family and advocates, duringher incarceration at the facility, she had been denied medication and treatment resulting in her death at the Del Sol Medical Center.

CHANEL SCURLOCK, 23, a trans woman of color, was found shot and killed just after midnight in Lumberton, North Carolina on Wednesday, 5 June by Robeson County sheriff's deputies. Her family indicated she had planned to meet up with the owner of a Facebook page with media content of her. Friends and activists confirmed that Scurlock identified as a trans woman, however she had been misgendered and deadnamed by local media, and even referred toas a gay man by her mother in local reports. While the Robeson County Sheriff, Burnis Wilkins, has indicated that they have strong leads in the investigation, his office asked for public assistance regarding the case. On 11 June, police arrested a suspect, Javaras Hammonds, 20, on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the killing of Chanel Scurlock.

ZOE SPEARS, 23, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C on Thursday, 13 June. The murder occurred just a few blocks from where, earlier in March 2019, Ashanti Carmon was murdered (see above). Prince George's County Police Major Brian Reilly said that, "At this point in the investigation, there is no direct link that we see at this point, but that is obviously something we are monitoring very closely to see if there are any links." Carmon and Spears knew each other and were part of a close group of sex workers in the area. Two weeks after her death, police arrested suspect Gerardo Thomas, 33, indicted on murder charges (first degree) for the killing of Zoe Spears.

BROOKLYN LINDSEY, 32, a trans woman of color, was found shot and killed in front of an abandoned building in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, 25 June. Kansas City Police Department announced Lindsey had received multiple gunshots and facial trauma. Her body was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Neighbours reportedly heard an argument and gunshots around 2:30a.m. at the abandoned residence at the 600 block of Spruce Avenue. Kris Wade of the local Justice Project reported that Lindsey had been hospitalized after a brutal beating just weeks before her death. CNN reported Lindsey's death took place near where Tamara Dominguez was murdered in 2015. On 22 July, Marcus Lewis, 41, a felon, was arrested and indicted on Lindsey's murder after being stopped on unrelated domestic violence and armed robbery charges.

DENALI BERRIES STUCKEY, 29, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed in North Charleston, South Carolina in the early morning of Saturday, 20 July on Carter Avenue. Early reports misgendered Stuckey. Police investigation is ongoing, but currently has no developments or leads announced. She is the third transgender homicide in South Carolina since 2018. On 31 July, Elizabeth Warren spoke out about her death along with the death of Kiki Fantroy.

TRACY SINGLE (née Williams), 22, a trans woman of color, was found dead in west Houston, Texas on Tuesday, 30 July, a victim of homicide. Single's body was discovered in a convenience store parking lot at 11000 Katy Freeway around 2:30 a.m and moved to a morgue where she laid unidentified for ten days. The victim's homelessness delayed the identification process. Her identity was revealed by a 11 August town hall meeting organized by local activist Dee Dee Watters, after which it was made public and published by TransGriot on 14 August. Single is the third transgender death of 2019 in Texas, following Muhlaysia Brooker and Chynal Lindsey. Single's boyfriend, Joshua Dominic Bourgeois, 25, was charged with her murder in late August. Friends of the victim claim Single attempted to dissolve the relationship just prior to her murder prompting the possible classification of her murder as domestic homicide.

KIKI FANTROY, 21, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed in southwest Miami-Dade County, Florida in the early morning of Wednesday, 31 July near an abandoned house. Miami Police claim the murder resulted from an argument and not a transgender hate crime, however Fantroy's mother, whom she lived with, and others who knew her disagree. Fantroy was reportedly headed home from a party with a group when a teenage male, 17, approached her and propositioned her for sex, which she declined, after which he began shooting at another member of the group. Fantroy ran, pursued by the young man, who then opened fire and murdered her. On 5 August, the suspect was arrested in connection with an unrelated case, and admitted to the murder in police custody. He has been charged with murder (second degree) and attempted murder. On 31 July, Elizabeth Warren spoke out about her death along with the death of Denali Stuckey.

PEBBLES LADIME DOE, 24, a trans woman of color, was found shot and killed in Allendale County, South Carolina on Sunday, 4 August. Doe was discovered by a passerby slumped over her car steering wheel on a driveway in the vicinity of Concord Church and Barnwell roads. Her killing follows two weeks after of the murder of Denali Stuckey (see above), a fellow trans woman of color from South Carolina. She is the fourth transgender homicide in South Carolina since 2018.

JORDAN COFER, 22, a trans man, was shot and killed Sunday, 4 August, a victim of the 2019 Dayton shooting. Cofer, one of the first victims, was the sibling of the shooter, making his death fratricide. Many early reports misgendered and dead-named him. He was out about his gender identity online and to friends, but not family. It is unclear whether their sibling targeted them or not, and, if so, for whatever motive.

BAILEY REEVES, 17, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed Monday, 2 September (Labor Day) in Baltimore, Maryland. Reeves was discovered immediately after the shooting around 8:00 p.m. at the 4300 block of Parkwood Avenue when a nearby teen heard gunshots and screaming, finding Reeves in a pool of her own blood. She was taken to a hospital where she later died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. Police have released no leads or suspects in the shooting at this time.

BEE LOVE SLATER, 23, a trans woman of color, was found immolated inside her car Wednesday, 4 September in Clewiston, Florida. Arriving on the scene in the early morning, officials state the body was burned unrecognizable. However, family and friends identified her from the location and car, which was confirmed 6 September by police in a report which dead-named the victim. Some reports indicate the victim might've been bound and shot, prior to immolation, however those reports remain unconfirmed. No motive or lead has been determined at this time. Those close to the victim have stated they suspect her murder was likely due to her trans status.

ELISHA CHANEL STANLEY, 46, a trans woman of color, was found dead by homicide Monday, 16 September in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 6:30 p.m at the 1000 block of Penn Avenue, which is the Westin Hotel. No other details about death have been released by officials, however Pittsburgh Police have stated they were investigating. Local activists and friends of the victim alleged investigation by officials and coverage of media was sparse due to the victim's transgender status. Stanley's funeral was held three days after on 19 September.

ITALI MARLOWE, 29, a trans woman of color, was killed following a shooting in southwest Houston, Texas at 2 p.m. on Friday, 20 September. As reported by Houston Police, officers responded to a reported shooting at 15829 Ridgeroe Lane, during which Marlowe was found lying on the driveway having been shot multiple times. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead. The suspect in the shooting, Raymond Donald Williams, 23, has been indicted for Marlowe's murder, but remains at large and is currently wanted by police. Williams had been reportedly living with Marlowe. For the year of 2019, Marlowe follows Tracy Single (see above) as the second trans murder in Houston and Muhlaysia Booker (see above), Chynal Lindsey (see above), and Single as the fouth known trans murder in Texas.

BRIANNA "BB" HILL (a.k.a. Breonna Be'Be), 30, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, 14 October in eastern Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Police said Hill was killed around the Vineyard Park area, dying before first responders could intervene.The suspected gunman remained at the scene of the crime and was taken into police custody. His name or motive have not been released.

ALEX MILKOVICH (died in June 2019) was a 19-years-old transgender man, a student of the pharmaceutical academy, who was killed in Russian town Nytva. He went missing on June 1, hisbody was found on June 10. The suspected murderer was arrested.

KIRA (the name was changed in news) was a 26-years-old transwoman from Kursk, Russia, killed and dismembered by her boyfriend after he learned she was a transwoman. He cut the flesh from her body, evaporated the remains of the body in the oven, flushed pieces of the body into the toilet. He sawed her bones and put them in plastic bags. After that he threw them into the trash can, standing at the house. He covered her head and spine with salt, so as not to emit a cadaverous smell, wrapped it in rags and put it all on his balcony.

NINA SURGUTSKAYA, 25, is killed by her medic boyfriend Mikhail Tikhonov in Kursk, eastern Russia.

CAMILA DIAZ CORDOVA (died in February 2019) was a 29-year-old trans woman who was killed in El Salvador after being deported from the United States.

RENATA SPENCER, a transgender woman and sex worker identified as J.G.M. was seen coming out of a local pub with an unknown man in Tepeji del Rio. The body was then found on March 11 in the midst of a highway.

UNIDENTIFIED, a transgender woman and sex worker was beheaded in a drug related crime in Mexico City. The body was found covered with sheets on March 13. An elderly gardener was arrested and blamed for the crime. 

JONY S.S., a transgender woman and sex worker was beaten to death in Coatzintla on June 14. A neighbour found the body when he saw the door open.

CARLOS VG, also known as "Carly", a transgender woman and sex worker was stabbed to death by a group of people in the downtown of Oaxaca on July 15.

LA BECKY, a 52-year-old transgender woman who owned the local gay bar La Esquina del Chacal, was killed in the Minatitlán shooting on April 19. Three armed men broke into a family gathering and murdered 14 people, including La Becky. 

JESUSA FIDEL VENTURA REYES, better known to her friends as Chucha, was a 25-year old trans woman who was killed in the Mexican State of Veracruz. She went missing on the night of May 17, and her family contacted local police 24 hours after her disappearance. Local authorities found her severed head in a cooler in front of the town hall. Her body was found discarded in a street elsewhere in the city. Witnesses report seeing a group of armed men leaving the cooler outside the town hall. Reyes' family first identified her on Sunday, May 19 and claimed her body on May 20.

BRAYAN SÁNCHEZ ZÁRATE, better known as Britany, was a 20-year old trans woman who was killed in the city of Misantla in Veracruz. On May 26, she was shot by two men with .38 calibers on the city's local Football field. Sánchez Zárate had been previously crowned "Gay Princess 2019" on Misantla's annual LGBT carnival.

UNIDENTIFIED, a transgender woman and sex worker was killed when leaving a local pub in Acapulco on August 23. According to some witnesses, two men fired at her and then left riding amotorcycle.

ANA PAULA, a transgender woman and sex worker was killed with a hammer in Jiutepec on September 6. A local worker was arrested after some neighbors informed the police that the attack had taken place.

SORROWFUL MARTYRS OF ANTINOUS

CHANNING SMITH, 16, a high school student in Coffee County, Tennessee, died by suicide between Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 2019. after being outed as bisexual.

JAMEY RODEMAYOR – 14 suicide (March 21, 1997 – September 18, 2011) buffalo, was an American teenaged-boy, known for his activism against homophobia and his videos on YouTubeto help victims of homophobic bullying. His suicide was attributed to constant bullying, and led to the proposal of new cyberbullying legislation. 


RAMÓN NOVARRO
SAINT OF ANTINOUS


HE was proclaimed a saint of Antinous on the 50th anniversary of his horrific and homophobic murder: gay silent film icon Ramón Novarro ("Ben-Hur," "Mata Hari") was slain by two male hustlers on 30 October 1968 in Hollywood. 

The first Latin American actor to become a superstar, Ramon Novarro was for years one of Hollywood's top actors. 

Born Ramón Samaniego to a prominent Mexican family, he arrived in America in 1916, a refugee from civil wars. 

By the mid-1920s, he had become one of MGM's biggest box office attractions, starring in now-classic films, including "The Student Prince," "Mata Hari," and the original version of "Ben-Hur."

He shared the screen with the era's top leading ladies, such as Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Joan Crawford, and Norma Shearer, and became Rudolph Valentino's main rival in the "Latin Lover" category. 

Yet, despite his considerable professional accomplishments, Novarro's enduring hold on fame stems from his tragic death ... his bloodied corpse was found in his house on Halloween 1968 in what has become one of Hollywood's most infamous scandals.

A lifelong bachelor, Novarro carefully cultivated his image as a man deeply devoted to his family and to Catholicism. His murder shattered that persona. 

News reports revealed that the dashing screen hero had not only been gay, but was dead at the hands of two young male hustlers.

Since then, details of his murder have achieved near mythic proportions, obscuring Novarro's professional legacy. 

For a comprehensive look at this saint of Antinous, the book Beyond Paradise presents a full picture of the man who made motion picture history. 

Including original interviews with Novarro's surviving friends, family, co-workers, and the two men convicted of his murder, this biography provides unique insights into an early Hollywood star ... a man whose heart was forever in conflict with his image and whose myth continues to fascinate today.

THE FOUNDING OF ANTINOOPOLIS


ON this day we commemorate the founding of the Sacred City of Antinous, the glorious city of ANTINOOPOLIS in Egypt as it originally was called and later Ansenand Antinoé.

Our Lord Hadrian Augustus, Emperor of Rome, Pontifex Maximus, the New Jupiter, Hercules reborn, consecrated the shore of the Nile where Antinous fell, and solemnly founded the Holy City of Antinoopolis in Egypt in the year 130 AD
.

Antinous had risen again from the depths of Tartarus, he had conquered death and returned to the place of the living.

By Victory and Proclamation, Antinous was elevated to godliness, and the ancient religion of Our God was set in motion. 


The Priesthood of Antinous was ordained, sacred statues and images proliferated, and Temples rose up in every corner of the world, for the glory of Antinous the God.

We exalt in the deification of Antinous, and marvel at his assumption into heaven. 


On this day we concelebrate the Foundation of Antinoopolis by re-founding the sacred city within our hearts, declaring ourselves the New Stones of Antinoopolis. 

With love for Antinous in our hearts, the New Temple of Antinous was founded in 2002, called Ecclesia Antinoi, and the New Priesthood of Antinous initiated.

We recognize the Foundation of Antinoopolis as the first day of the New and Holy Year of Religion of Antinous.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

EXQUISITE STATUE OF HADRIAN
SOLD FOR $5.9 MILLION AT CHRISTIE'S



THIS larger-than-life-size Roman sculpture of the Emperor Hadrian sold at auction at Christie's in New York today for $5,950,000.

Known as the Cobham Hall Hadrian, the statue has been called "one of the finest ancient statues from the Grand Tour era of collecting" and has been consigned to Christie's by British investment manager Christian Levett.

Dating from the 2nd Century AD, the 6ft 10in (2.08m) high marble statue met its estimated value of $6 million when it was offered at Christie’s New York on October 29.

It was the first full-length Classical statue of a Roman emperor to appear at auction since the work had been bought by Levett for $902,500 (£609,840) including premium at Christie’s New York in December 2008.

The statue is thought to date from the reign of Hadrian (117-138AD) but it underwent some typical 18th century restoration to "complete" the statue.

The head, however, is deemed certainly antique in part due to its extraordinary physiognomic detail which includes a diagonal crease in his preserved left earlobe – a symptom of the subject’s coronary artery disease which was generally not recognised by later copyists.

Hadrian is depicted standing in "chiastic" pose with his weight on his right leg, his left leg bent at the knee and drawn back and his right arm raised – a stance that recalls the work of the earlier 5th Century BC Greek sculptor Polykleitos.

Levett has amassed one of the world’s most important private collections of antiquities and in 2011 opened his own museum, the Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, in southern France to house part of it, including this statue.

The Cobham Hall Hadrian is now being sold to benefit the museum.

Christie's international department head of antiquities G Max Bernheimer said: "This masterpiece has incomparable provenance and represents an opportunity to not only own an important work of art but also to help fund the future of a truly remarkable institution."

The work holds a distinguished provenance, being formerly in the Villa Montalto-Negroni-Massimi in Rome before it was acquired in the 18th century by John Bligh, 4th Earl of Darnley (1767-1833) for his home, Cobham Hall in Kent.

It remained there until it was sold by the Darnley estate at Sotheby’s in London in 1957, where it was acquired by the New Orleans dealer J Wilson Raker, who sold it to Iberiabank.

Hadrian's Iberian ancestry was the inspiration for the bank's acquisition and the statue was placed on a pedestal outside the St Peter branch of the bank in the town of New Iberia, Louisiana until 1980, where it was covered by a domed glass enclosure.

ANTINOUS IN THE UNDERWORLD



ANTINOUS is dead. Hadrian is weeping over his limp body on the banks of the Nile where his beloved perished in late October of the year 130 AD.

While mourners wail in the world of the living, Antinous descends into the Underworld. The modern Religion of Antinous commemorates this descent into the Egyptian Duat on October 29th.

Flamen Antonius Subia says:
Antinous is embraced by Osiris beneath the water of the Holy Nile, and he is given over to Hermes-Anubis and led into the underworld.

He appears before the Lords of the scale of Maat, but his spirit is divine and the scales crumble at his touch.

Hermes-Anubis escorts Antinous into the Hall of the Queen of the Dead, Persephone, and because he is a witness of the Mysteries of Eleusis, he obtains from her the pomegranate of immortality.

The immortal spirit of Antinous does not taste death, and he is given to drink of the fountain that restores memory because he has learned from Orpheus that he is from the Earth but is a Child of the Stars.

Antinous conquers death and returns from darkness. At midnight Antinous the God arises from the Nile and steps onto the shore from which he fell. The spirits of the entourage of Dionysus attend his resurrection and he is reborn as the New Osiris-Dionysus.
In the Religion of Antinous, this is the last day of the Ecclesiastic Year, it is spent in darkness and in solemn devotion.

As Antinous journeys through the underworld, we confront the weakness of being without our god, we reflect on the passage of the year, and on the influence of Antinous upon our lives, and we pray for the triumph of his return.


At midnight, a pure candle is ignited to symbolize the deification of Antinous Our God.

Monday, October 28, 2019

HOMOPHOBIA MARTYRS REMEMBERED
ON ANNIVERSARY OF DEATH OF ANTINOUS



ON three continents tonight, adherents of Antinous took part via an interactive online conference call in a candlelight vigil in memory of worldwide martyr victims of homophobia.

The vigil coincided with the October 28 observance of the Death of Antinous on that date in the year 130 AD.

Worshipers in North America, South America and Europe took part in the candlelight ceremonies.

At the Hollywood Temple of Antinous, the founder of the modern religion of Antinous, ANTONIUS SUBIA, related the true-life story of how Antinous drowned in the Nile at the end of October in the year 130 AD, and how Hadrian proclaimed him the last deity of the Classical Era.

Priest DECO RIBEIRO, participating from São Paulo (photo below right), solemnly read out the names of Brazilian LGBTIU victims of homophobic murders over the past 12 months ... and linked them to the tragic death of Antinous.

With a quavering voice, Deco paused from time to time to remark on individuals whose names were on the list. 

He also honoured hundreds of victims of homophobic attacks around the world.

Sadly, many of the other people were listed as "Unidentified" either because their families had withheld their names out of shame ... or because they were street people whose identities were never determined by authorities.

Antonius noted that the list of names represents only the tip of the iceberg ... and only one 12-month period. Countless thousands more suffer and are murdered on a daily basis around the world.

On October 28th we commemorate the death of Antinous and his descent into the Underworld.

"Antinous passes out of the world of the living tonight and enters the Underworld, where he hears the names of all these people and gathers them to him and embraces them and saves them from oblivion," Antonius told worshipers.

"I pray to Antinous to watch over them, now as his divine spirit sinks down into the place of the dead ... and when he returns, that he will bring for hope again, that these deaths will stop," Antonius said. "This is what I wish for."

On October 30th, another international interactive online ceremony will be held consecrating newly nominated saints of Antinous for 2019 and also ritually celebrating the return of Antinous from the Underworld and the establishment of the city of   ANTINOOPOLIS by Emperor Hadrian on that date in 130 AD.

ANTINOUS DIES AS A MORTAL, RISES AS A GOD
AT THE FEAST OF THE BENNU PHOENIX



ON October 28th we commemorate the tragic death of Antinous in the Nile in October 130 AD. October 28th is also the Egyptian Day of Transformation into the Bennu Bird. 

This festival is the conclusion of the Mysteries of Osiris ... a festival which Antinous and Hadrian witnessed in Hermopolis during the final days of the mortal life of Antinous. 

They had already visited the Shrine of the Bennu (phoenix) Bird in Heliopolis Egypt. 

Now in Hermopolis, during the passion play, Antinous and Hadrian see how Isis and Nephthys search for and finally find the body of Osiris. 

Then, using the Scroll of Thoth from the sacred library at Hermopolis, Isis raises Osiris from the dead and transforms him into a spirit which can pass from the Underworld into the world of the living.

At the end of the Festival of the Passion of Isis and Osiris, Antinous plunges into the Nile under mysterious circumstances. Grieving Hadrian proclaims him a god ... he is worshiped throughout the Empire as Antinous in the form of Osiris. And Antinous is worshiped as a lunar deity. 

There is a spell of Transformation in the Book of the Dead, Chapter 83 (LXXXIII): 

I fly up and out of the Primeval Waters 
I come into being as the God Kheper
I am the Bennu, the Soul of Ra,
and the guide of the gods in the Tuat.
I become a Shining One, 
I am Mighty,
I become sacred among the Gods,
I am the Moon God
who vanquishes all darkness.


The OBELISK OF ANTINOUS speaks of Antinous becoming "a shining one" and also of being full of the "Semen of the First God" which is the creative force of the universe. That means Antinous can assume "any form his heart desires" since he (like Osiris) is one with the First God ... and one with the Bennu Bird.

Antinous IS the Phoenix.

THE DEATH OF ANTINOUS



ON October 28 the Religion of Antinous commemorates The Death of Antinous.

Near the village of Hir-wer, Antinous fell into the Nile and drowned.

There are those who believe that he was murdered, or that he willingly gave himself over to human sacrifice to prolong the life of his beloved Hadrian, or that his death was the suicidal effect of teenage melodrama, or that is was merely an accident, but there is no way to know, no way to be certain.

Grief-stricken Hadrian only said he "plunged into the Nile" but never elaborated on the circumstances of the death of his beloved.


Flamen Antinoalis Antonius Subia says:
We priests of Antinous do not take a definite position and leave the matter as an unknowable mystery. The manner in which Antinous died is not important, only the effect that his death had upon the world has significance.

On this day, we solemnly and silently mourn the Death of Antinous whom Hadrian loved and for whom he wept, and we sorrow for the loss of such great beauty at so young an age.

We pray for the Bithynian boy who died so far from home.

With his death, our religion was set in motion.

We lament and exalt in the grief of Hadrian that was so strong and so powerful that it spread to the whole face of the world, and affects us still today.

We pray also for all those homosexuals who have died in youth as a consequence of repression, we mourn the suicides, and commit them to the soothing arms of Antinous, who was assumed into the Nile for all of us.

It is one of the great ironies of history that, by dying dramatically, a  young person who was unremarkable except for his beauty became irrevocably bound with the most powerful man in the world. 

Emperor Hadrian proclaimed Antinous a God. He established a city on the bend of the Nile where the young man died — Antinoopolis. 

He named a constellation in the heavens after Antinous.

And without gentle Antinous at his side, Hadrian became an embittered and broken man. He became capricious and at times cruel. A reign which had been marked by Hellenistic principles of tolerance descended into bloodshed.

It is indeed remarkable how one young man, a commoner with no wealth or political influence, changed the course of history simply by dying. And the thousands of statues sculpted on orders of grieving Hadrian became the iconic image of Classical beauty — the last deity of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Antinous fell into the Nile, beneath the swirling waves, but when his body was pulled from the water ... a God emerged. Antinous is our God, he has accomplished the salvation of all lovers of his beauty. His is our salvation. He is Antinous the Gay God. He is the last pagan God of Classical Rome.

For centuries, he was worshiped in secret by gay men who were afraid to worship him publicly. Men such as Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman sang his praises. When the Nazis marched into the offices of gay-rights advocate Magnus Hirschfeld in Berlin, they smashed a ceramic wall relief of Antinous which Dr. Hirschfeld had set in a place of reverence over the doorway.

And now, in the 21st Century, the "Most Great and Good God" (as he was known among his followers) is being discovered by a whole new generation of people seeking gay spirituality.


We dedicate our lives and our souls to fulfilling the Divine Hadrian's command to establish the Religion of Antinous for all who seek gay spirituality. We dedicate our lives and our souls to serving Antinous the Gay God.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

THE SACRED SAINTS OF ANTINOUS 2019



HERE are the nominations for Gay Saints of Antinous for 2019 (Anno Antinoo 1908)

The priests of Antinous are deliberating on these nominations and will announce their decision at Foundation Day ceremonies at the Hollywood Temple of Antinous on 30th October.

Then the names of the new saints will be added to our LIST OF SAINTS.

The nominees are:

AS SAINTS OF ANTINOUS

1)BRUCE BELLAS aka Bruce of LA – (1909-1974) photographer Bellas was born in Alliance, Nebraska and was a chemistry teacher there until 1947, when he began photographing bodybuilders in Los Angeles, California. In 1956, Bellas launched his own magazine, The Male Figure.His impact on physique photography is largely felt and recognized, and the works of Robert Mapplethorpe, Herb Ritts, and Bruce Weber are widely considered to be influenced by Bellas' pioneering style. 

2) PAEDO OF ELIS - Born in the last years of the 5th century BCE, Phaedo was a native of Elis and of high birth. He was taken prisoner in his youth, and passed into the hands of an Athenian slave dealer; being of considerable beauty, he was forced into prostitution.  According to Diogenes Laërtius he was ransomed by one of the friends of Socrates. The Suda says that he was accidentally present at a conversation with Socrates, and pleaded with him to effect his liberation. Phaedo was present at the death of Socrates in 399 BC, and was young enough for Socrates to stroke his hair which was worn long in the Spartan style.That Phaedo was friends with Plato seems likely from the way in which he is introduced in Plato's dialogue Phaedo which takes its name from him. He went on to form his own school of philosophy.

3)SCOTTY BOWERS (July 1, 1923 – October 13, 2019) Was a famous Hollywood bartender, male prostitute and procurer.  After working his way through the Depression in Chicago, he fought in the Pacific, including at the Battle of Iwo Jima, during World War II, losing his brotherand two close friends. According to his memoir, his sexual career began in 1946 while he was working as an attendant at a gas station located at 5777 Hollywood Boulevard, at the corner of Van Ness Avenue. In 1950 Bowers stopped working at the service station and began working as a party bartender, while continuing his sexual services. Bowers was never prosecuted by the authorities for his activities; he kept all his contact information in his head. The actor Beach Dickerson willed three houses to Bowers and cinematographer Néstor Almendros bequeathed him his Oscar.

4)PAUL LYNDE, actor and comedian, known for his role as Uncle Arthur in Bewitched and as the "center square" in Hollywood Squares. Paul pushed the limits of comedy, making innuendos that were almost censored but not quite. He never publicly "came out," but his homosexuality was a worst kept secret in Hollywood. He spoke his mind, and had us laughing in spite of ourselves. 

5)HIRAGA GENNAI - 1728 – 1780 A brilliant author, painter, scientist, and inventor who wroteextensively on gay life in Edo Japan, including a famous guide to gay brothels. 

6)KING CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN - 1626 – 1689 An iconic young Swedish monarch who thwarted their gender assigned at birth and advocated for religious tolerance.

7)THE CHEVALIER D'EON - 1728 – 1810 A duellist, soldier, and spy who lived half their life as a man, then the last half as a woman, and would use their androgyny and mimicry in their spy work. 

8)PEDRO PABLO ZAMORA - Born 29 February 1972 Died 11 November 1994.He was one of the first openly gay men living with AIDS to be portrayed in popular media. Pedro brought international attention to HIV/AIDS and LGBT issues and prejudices through his appearance on MTV’s reality television series “The Real World: San Francisco”.Pedro’s romantic relationship with Sean Sasser was also documented on the show; their relationship was later nominated by MTV viewers for the "Favorite Love Story" award and the broadcast of their commitment ceremony was the first same-sex ceremony in television history.

9)JOHN GIORNO, AIDS activist and fundraiser. An American poet who founded a not-for-profit company to bring poetry to new audiences. Organized the Dial-A-Poem events with contributions by William Burroughs, John Ashbery. Robert Rauschenberg + Robert Mapplethorpe. Became the target of Spiro Agnew for his political beliefs. He celebrated queer sexuality during the 60s + 70s + his entire life. An artist who also created poem paintings connecting words + images. 


AS MARTYR SAINT

MARIELLE FRANCO was a brazilian black lesbian activist congress woman who was murdered by shots on march 2018 in Rio. She was a member of Socialism and Liberty Party that is known for fighting for LGBTQ, black people and women rights and she was reporting police violence in the favelas before she was killed. Until now this case stays unsolved and police states that the proofs against this crime got lost. 


AS MESSENGER SAINT OF ANTINOUS

BARTOLOMEO DE LAS CASAS – 16th Century Dominican friar who worked to protect the Indians of the New World, arguing for the equality and human rights of the native people of the New World. In one of his books, Fray Bartolomeo described the ancient religion of Antinous, listing almost all of the ancient pagan and christian sources which quotations taken from the sources, demonstrating that he had made a thorough study of Antinous at a time when direct knowledge of the many diverse manuscripts was required. Fray Bartolomeo is not only the first person in the New World to write about Antinous, but he is also the first true Antinous scholar who gathered together and listed all the known historical sources of Antinous that were available at his time. We sanctify Fray Bartolomeo de Las Casas because he was one of the first advocates for the rights of the indigenous people of the Americas, and also because he represents the culmination of the renaissance era in which Antinous consciousness was reborn, and the beginning of the modern era in which Antinous scholarship began. 


AS VENERABLE SAINTS

1)SELENA QUINTANILLA PEREZ - She is one of the biggest gay icons in Hispanic Latino culture. She was a pioneer in being a successful female Latin artist in the Tejano industry (which was heavily male-dominated” women were deemed “unsuccessful”. She’s been booed offstage as a young little girl for being female and singing Tejano songs. She was also of a very religious Jehovah’s Witness family. Her religious community frowned upon her for being a female singer in general as well as her outfits which were considered “provocative” Gays relate to her because of her flamboyant outfits, defying her religious upbringing to just be herself, and paving the way for other female artists. She is celebrated in many gay clubs which feature an entire event dedicated to her. Selena is an inspiration to gays in general. Especially for standing up for who you love. It’s very much indicated in her song “Amor Prohibido”. 

2)ELIZABETH TAYLOR. Already a Hollywood icon, Liz Taylor was a trailblazer for fund raising and AIDS awareness in the earliest days of the crisis. Ms. Taylor founded the National AIDS Research Foundation, which merged with AmFAR. Her contributions to fighting AIDS are too numerous to mention. 


AS INNOCENT MARTYRS

DANA MARTIN, 31, a trans woman of color, was found shot to death in her vehicle in a roadside ditch about 11 pm. Sunday, 6 January, in Montgomery, Alabama. She was shot while driving and police as of 10 January police continue to investigate, but have no leads.

ELLIE MARIE WASHTOCK, 38, a transfeminine person who identified as both man and a woman, was found dead by their teenage son at 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 31 at their World Golf Village condominium in St. Augustine, Florida. It was ruled a homicide according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. No suspect has been identified. Washtock became posthumously notable for amateur investigative work regarding the September 2010 cold case of Michelle O’Connell. Patty O'Connell, mother of Michelle, stated to reporters she believed Washtock's investigating was a factor in their murder. Jazzaline Ware, age unknown, a trans woman of color, was found dead in her apartment on Monday, 25 March in Memphis, Tennessee. Initially thought to be a suicide, police currently regard the case as homicide for reasons not made public.

ASHANTI CARMON, 27, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed around 6:30 am, Saturday, 30 March, in Prince George's County, Maryland. The day of her death, the eve of International Transgender Day of Visibility, made her murder poignant for the international trans community. Her history of survival sex, which she did since homeless at age 16, and the location of her murder, popular sex worker and transgender locale Eastern Avenue, makes her death a likely instance of violence against sex workers. There are currently no leads on the shooting.

CLAIRE LEGATO, 21, a trans woman of color, was shot in the head on Monday, April 15 after an argument broke out between her mother and the suspect in Cleveland, Ohio. She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries on May 14. The suspect, John Booth, 61, was charged by the authorities with Claire Legato's murder, and an arrest warrant was issued for Booth.

MUHLAYSIA BOOKER, 23, a trans woman of color was found shot and killed after a 6:40 am shooting report call, Saturday, 18 May, Dallas, Texas around the 7200 block of Valley Glen Dr. near Tension Park Golf Course. There are currently no leads in the shooting. The shooting comes after little more than a month since a viral video (gaining national attention) showed Booker being publicly beaten and called slurs on 12 April. Police have no current ties to connect the previous assailant to her later murder. Less than a month before her death, she spoke publicly saying, "This time, I can stand before you whereas in other scenarios, we're at a memorial." On June 5, 2019 a suspect, Kendrell Lavar Lyles, 34, was arrested by the Dallas police and charged with three counts of murder, including the murder of Muhlaysia Booker.

MICHELLE "TAMIKA" WASHINGTON, 40, a trans woman of color and longtime transgender rights advocate, was fatally shot in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania neighborhood of Franklinville on Sunday, 19 May shortly after 5:00 am. Police responded to several shots fired and found Washington had been shot several times, at which time she was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. A suspect in her murder has been arrested.

PARIS CAMERON, 20, was shot in Detroit, Michigan on Saturday, 25 May (Memorial Day weekend) along with two cisgender individuals. She was taken in critical condition to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Eyewitnesses report gunshots ringing out after arguing being heard from the house all the victims were in, after which numerous people fled onto the street. Police have arrested suspect Devon Robinson, 18, in relation to the murder.

CHYNAL LINDSEY, 26, a trans woman of color was found in White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas at 5:45 pm on Saturday, 1 June. She is the second trans murder in Dallas, Texas in 2019, following Muhlaysia Booker just two weeks previous. The city was celebrating their annual Pride festival on the same weekend. Lindsey's body was discovered only a mile away from where Booker's body was discovered. The Dallas Police have asked the FBI to assist with the investigation. Her death brings the currently unsolved trans homicide cases in Dallas to four as ofJune 2019. On June 20, 2019 the Dallas police arrested a suspect, Ruben Alvarado, 22, who has been charged with the murder of Chynal Lindsey.

JOHANA MEDINA LEON, 25, a trans woman from El Salvador seeking asylum in the United States, died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, 1 June around 9:00 pm. After applying for asylum at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry on April 11, Leon was detained at the facility where she informed officials of her medical condition, including complications resulting from HIV. Leon passed her interview determining that she had credible fear of persecution should she return to El Salvador on May 18, but was not paroled until she entered the hospital later that month. According to family and advocates, duringher incarceration at the facility, she had been denied medication and treatment resulting in her death at the Del Sol Medical Center.

CHANEL SCURLOCK, 23, a trans woman of color, was found shot and killed just after midnight in Lumberton, North Carolina on Wednesday, 5 June by Robeson County sheriff's deputies. Her family indicated she had planned to meet up with the owner of a Facebook page with media content of her. Friends and activists confirmed that Scurlock identified as a trans woman, however she had been misgendered and deadnamed by local media, and even referred toas a gay man by her mother in local reports. While the Robeson County Sheriff, Burnis Wilkins, has indicated that they have strong leads in the investigation, his office asked for public assistance regarding the case. On 11 June, police arrested a suspect, Javaras Hammonds, 20, on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the killing of Chanel Scurlock.

ZOE SPEARS, 23, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C on Thursday, 13 June. The murder occurred just a few blocks from where, earlier in March 2019, Ashanti Carmon was murdered (see above). Prince George's County Police Major Brian Reilly said that, "At this point in the investigation, there is no direct link that we see at this point, but that is obviously something we are monitoring very closely to see if there are any links." Carmon and Spears knew each other and were part of a close group of sex workers in the area. Two weeks after her death, police arrested suspect Gerardo Thomas, 33, indicted on murder charges (first degree) for the killing of Zoe Spears.

BROOKLYN LINDSEY, 32, a trans woman of color, was found shot and killed in front of an abandoned building in Kansas City, Missouri on Tuesday, 25 June. Kansas City Police Department announced Lindsey had received multiple gunshots and facial trauma. Her body was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Neighbours reportedly heard an argument and gunshots around 2:30a.m. at the abandoned residence at the 600 block of Spruce Avenue. Kris Wade of the local Justice Project reported that Lindsey had been hospitalized after a brutal beating just weeks before her death. CNN reported Lindsey's death took place near where Tamara Dominguez was murdered in 2015. On 22 July, Marcus Lewis, 41, a felon, was arrested and indicted on Lindsey's murder after being stopped on unrelated domestic violence and armed robbery charges.

DENALI BERRIES STUCKEY, 29, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed in North Charleston, South Carolina in the early morning of Saturday, 20 July on Carter Avenue. Early reports misgendered Stuckey. Police investigation is ongoing, but currently has no developments or leads announced. She is the third transgender homicide in South Carolina since 2018. On 31 July, Elizabeth Warren spoke out about her death along with the death of Kiki Fantroy.

TRACY SINGLE (née Williams), 22, a trans woman of color, was found dead in west Houston, Texas on Tuesday, 30 July, a victim of homicide. Single's body was discovered in a convenience store parking lot at 11000 Katy Freeway around 2:30 a.m and moved to a morgue where she laid unidentified for ten days. The victim's homelessness delayed the identification process. Her identity was revealed by a 11 August town hall meeting organized by local activist Dee Dee Watters, after which it was made public and published by TransGriot on 14 August. Single is the third transgender death of 2019 in Texas, following Muhlaysia Brooker and Chynal Lindsey. Single's boyfriend, Joshua Dominic Bourgeois, 25, was charged with her murder in late August. Friends of the victim claim Single attempted to dissolve the relationship just prior to her murder prompting the possible classification of her murder as domestic homicide.

KIKI FANTROY, 21, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed in southwest Miami-Dade County, Florida in the early morning of Wednesday, 31 July near an abandoned house. Miami Police claim the murder resulted from an argument and not a transgender hate crime, however Fantroy's mother, whom she lived with, and others who knew her disagree. Fantroy was reportedly headed home from a party with a group when a teenage male, 17, approached her and propositioned her for sex, which she declined, after which he began shooting at another member of the group. Fantroy ran, pursued by the young man, who then opened fire and murdered her. On 5 August, the suspect was arrested in connection with an unrelated case, and admitted to the murder in police custody. He has been charged with murder (second degree) and attempted murder. On 31 July, Elizabeth Warren spoke out about her death along with the death of Denali Stuckey.

PEBBLES LADIME DOE, 24, a trans woman of color, was found shot and killed in Allendale County, South Carolina on Sunday, 4 August. Doe was discovered by a passerby slumped over her car steering wheel on a driveway in the vicinity of Concord Church and Barnwell roads. Her killing follows two weeks after of the murder of Denali Stuckey (see above), a fellow trans woman of color from South Carolina. She is the fourth transgender homicide in South Carolina since 2018.

JORDAN COFER, 22, a trans man, was shot and killed Sunday, 4 August, a victim of the 2019 Dayton shooting. Cofer, one of the first victims, was the sibling of the shooter, making his death fratricide. Many early reports misgendered and dead-named him. He was out about his gender identity online and to friends, but not family. It is unclear whether their sibling targeted them or not, and, if so, for whatever motive.

BAILEY REEVES, 17, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed Monday, 2 September (Labor Day) in Baltimore, Maryland. Reeves was discovered immediately after the shooting around 8:00 p.m. at the 4300 block of Parkwood Avenue when a nearby teen heard gunshots and screaming, finding Reeves in a pool of her own blood. She was taken to a hospital where she later died of multiple gunshot wounds to the torso. Police have released no leads or suspects in the shooting at this time.

BEE LOVE SLATER, 23, a trans woman of color, was found immolated inside her car Wednesday, 4 September in Clewiston, Florida. Arriving on the scene in the early morning, officials state the body was burned unrecognizable. However, family and friends identified her from the location and car, which was confirmed 6 September by police in a report which dead-named the victim. Some reports indicate the victim might've been bound and shot, prior to immolation, however those reports remain unconfirmed. No motive or lead has been determined at this time. Those close to the victim have stated they suspect her murder was likely due to her trans status.

ELISHA CHANEL STANLEY, 46, a trans woman of color, was found dead by homicide Monday, 16 September in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 6:30 p.m at the 1000 block of Penn Avenue, which is the Westin Hotel. No other details about death have been released by officials, however Pittsburgh Police have stated they were investigating. Local activists and friends of the victim alleged investigation by officials and coverage of media was sparse due to the victim's transgender status. Stanley's funeral was held three days after on 19 September.

ITALI MARLOWE, 29, a trans woman of color, was killed following a shooting in southwest Houston, Texas at 2 p.m. on Friday, 20 September. As reported by Houston Police, officers responded to a reported shooting at 15829 Ridgeroe Lane, during which Marlowe was found lying on the driveway having been shot multiple times. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead. The suspect in the shooting, Raymond Donald Williams, 23, has been indicted for Marlowe's murder, but remains at large and is currently wanted by police. Williams had been reportedly living with Marlowe. For the year of 2019, Marlowe follows Tracy Single (see above) as the second trans murder in Houston and Muhlaysia Booker (see above), Chynal Lindsey (see above), and Single as the fouth known trans murder in Texas.

BRIANNA "BB" HILL (a.k.a. Breonna Be'Be), 30, a trans woman of color, was shot and killed at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, 14 October in eastern Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Police said Hill was killed around the Vineyard Park area, dying before first responders could intervene.The suspected gunman remained at the scene of the crime and was taken into police custody. His name or motive have not been released.

ALEX MILKOVICH (died in June 2019) was a 19-years-old transgender man, a student of the pharmaceutical academy, who was killed in Russian town Nytva. He went missing on June 1, hisbody was found on June 10. The suspected murderer was arrested.

KIRA (the name was changed in news) was a 26-years-old transwoman from Kursk, Russia, killed and dismembered by her boyfriend after he learned she was a transwoman. He cut the flesh from her body, evaporated the remains of the body in the oven, flushed pieces of the body into the toilet. He sawed her bones and put them in plastic bags. After that he threw them into the trash can, standing at the house. He covered her head and spine with salt, so as not to emit a cadaverous smell, wrapped it in rags and put it all on his balcony.

NINA SURGUTSKAYA, 25, is killed by her medic boyfriend Mikhail Tikhonov in Kursk, eastern Russia.

CAMILA DIAZ CORDOVA (died in February 2019) was a 29-year-old trans woman who was killed in El Salvador after being deported from the United States.

RENATA SPENCER, a transgender woman and sex worker identified as J.G.M. was seen coming out of a local pub with an unknown man in Tepeji del Rio. The body was then found on March 11 in the midst of a highway.

UNIDENTIFIED, a transgender woman and sex worker was beheaded in a drug related crime in Mexico City. The body was found covered with sheets on March 13. An elderly gardener was arrested and blamed for the crime. 

JONY S.S., a transgender woman and sex worker was beaten to death in Coatzintla on June 14. A neighbour found the body when he saw the door open.

CARLOS VG, also known as "Carly", a transgender woman and sex worker was stabbed to death by a group of people in the downtown of Oaxaca on July 15.

LA BECKY, a 52-year-old transgender woman who owned the local gay bar La Esquina del Chacal, was killed in the Minatitlán shooting on April 19. Three armed men broke into a family gathering and murdered 14 people, including La Becky. 

JESUSA FIDEL VENTURA REYES, better known to her friends as Chucha, was a 25-year old trans woman who was killed in the Mexican State of Veracruz. She went missing on the night of May 17, and her family contacted local police 24 hours after her disappearance. Local authorities found her severed head in a cooler in front of the town hall. Her body was found discarded in a street elsewhere in the city. Witnesses report seeing a group of armed men leaving the cooler outside the town hall. Reyes' family first identified her on Sunday, May 19 and claimed her body on May 20.

BRAYAN SÁNCHEZ ZÁRATE, better known as Britany, was a 20-year old trans woman who was killed in the city of Misantla in Veracruz. On May 26, she was shot by two men with .38 calibers on the city's local Football field. Sánchez Zárate had been previously crowned "Gay Princess 2019" on Misantla's annual LGBT carnival.

UNIDENTIFIED, a transgender woman and sex worker was killed when leaving a local pub in Acapulco on August 23. According to some witnesses, two men fired at her and then left riding amotorcycle.

ANA PAULA, a transgender woman and sex worker was killed with a hammer in Jiutepec on September 6. A local worker was arrested after some neighbors informed the police that the attack had taken place.


AS SORROWFUL MARTYRS OF ANTINOUS

CHANNING SMITH, 16, a high school student in Coffee County, Tennessee, died by suicide between Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 2019. after being outed as bisexual.


JAMEY RODEMAYOR – 14 suicide (March 21, 1997 – September 18, 2011) buffalo, was an American teenaged-boy, known for his activism against homophobia and his videos on YouTubeto help victims of homophobic bullying. His suicide was attributed to constant bullying, and led to the proposal of new cyberbullying legislation.