Courtesy of Alan DominguezPhotos of Angie subject, Angie ZapataThe name Angie Zapata is known across the country for her brutal murder in Greeley in 2008, when she was killed for being biologically born a man. It was the first hate-crime case in the country involving a transgender person, and her ... More >>
Ken Buck.Ken Buck ran afoul of the GLBT community when he likened being gay to alcoholism on Meet the Press, prompting activists to demand a retraction. So is Buck prejudiced? He didn't appear to be in April 2009 when, as Weld County DA, his office successfully prosecuted a case that advocate ... More >>
Angie Zapata. Angie Zapata would have turned 21 yesterday. She died in July 2008, a little more than two years shy of that milestone, at the hands of a man who claimed he "snapped" when he realized that Zapata, a striking Latina beauty, was biologically male.
Angie's friends and family didn' ... More >>
Angie Zapata. Saturday will mark two years since transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata was beaten to death by a man she met on the Internet. Zapata's killer, Allen Andrade, was found guilty of murder; the jury also convicted him of a hate crime.
Zapata isn't alone. In 2009, twenty-two LGBTQ ... More >>
Angie Zapata, the transgender Greeley teen who was murdered in July 2008, has been immortalized in song. She's an integral part of a verse of Los Angeles-based Latin band Ozomatli's anti-Proposition 8 song "Gay Vatos in Love."
Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Ozomatli's MySpace page:
Angie ZapataAllen Andrade, the 32-year-old convicted in April of murdering transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata, has a MySpace page. A disturbing one that alternates Christian imagery, hate-speak and pleas not to judge him.
It appears to have been set up by one of Andrade's siblings. (He ha ... More >>
Colorado saw a slight increase in the number of bias-motivated incidents against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in 2008, according to a report released today by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.
The report measures the number of incidents reported to th ... More >>
Angie Zapata Allen Andrade will likely spend the rest of his life in jail. A judge today added 60 years to the life sentence he received for killing transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata last summer, piling on time for lesser crimes the 32-year-old committed in connection with the murder.
Andrade w ... More >>
The trial of Allen Andrade, who's accused of killing transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata last summer, continues today at 8:30 a.m. So far, as noted in live blogs filed during the April 16 and April 17 proceedings, the fourteen jurors have heard opening statements from both sides, as well as te ... More >>
Editor's note: Melanie Asmar is live blogging the Greeley trial of Allen Andrade, the man charged with murdering Angie Zapata, a transgender teen. Look for updates here -- and click these links to catch up on Asmar's coverage of the proceedings on day one, April 16, and day two, April ... More >>
Editor's note: Melanie Asmar is live blogging the Greeley trial of Allen Andrade, the man charged with murdering Angie Zapata, a transgender teen. Look for updates here -- and click this link to catch up on Asmar's coverage of the proceedings on day one, April 16. To catch up with the ... More >>
Editor's note: Melanie Asmar is live blogging the Greeley trial of Allen Andrade, the man charged with murdering Angie Zapata, a transgender teen. Look for updates here.
4:50 p.m.: Court is recessed for the day. Judge Kopcow is telling the jury not to discuss the case with their fami ... More >>
Jury selection continues this morning in the trial of the man accused of killing Angie Zapata, a transgender teenager who was beaten to death last year in her Greeley apartment. Opening arguments are expected to begin this afternoon. Westword will be blogging throughout the trial. Check back for ... More >>
Jury selection is underway in the trial of the man accused of killing Angie Zapata, a transgender teenager. Allen Andrade, 32, is accused of beating Zapata to death in her Greeley apartment after finding out that she was biologically male.
According to Weld County court spok ... More >>