No one is more anxious about their sexuality that straight cis men, no one more frightened of being labeled “gay.” This is especially true for first-timers.Hooking up with them is like handling a volatile explosive—and I like the rush. It’s the only thing that keeps the din of self-doubt and self-loathing at bay. It’s different with Mark, though I can’t put my finger on why.He originally told police that he only discovered Williamson was transgender when he put his hands down her pants, and that he blacked out and didn’t remember killing her.It was only later that it came out the two had been dating.
Vallum himself, however, consistently refers to Williamson as a woman and expresses deep remorse for his actions.
Women like Mercedes Williamson, a 17-year old trans girl living in Alabama.
When her body was found in Mississippi, bludgeoned to death with a hammer, Joshua Vallum was tied to the crime.
Vallum wasn’t gay and felt like he had to kill his girlfriend to prove it, but only because other people refuse to believe trans women are women.
Trans people are often accused of being oversensitive, that we’re looking to be offended.