On the morning of Dec. 2, Za’hair Martinez was attacked by 7 people in a 7-11 in Pittsburgh because he is a Black Transgender man. We are raising funds to cover his medical bills which are just over $1700 and raise additional funds for his recovery. Please donate if you're able to.
Za’hair recalls someone inside the convenience store started calling him anti-gay slurs. Another woman threatened to throw coffee in his face and called him a “he-she,” Za'hair said. “So I said, ‘If you throw coffee on me, then that’s an issue’…the lady really threw coffee on my eyes and this dude followed with a punch. And then that’s when I started getting punches from everywhere.”
Martinez says five people started punching and kicking him. “Somebody said ‘that’s a female’ as they was kicking me,” Martinez added. You can read more about his story at Into (https://www.intomore.com/impact/trans-man-in-pittsburgh-beaten-in-alleged-hate-crime?fbclid=IwAR0bjpNs8dYvy1rBnAsi91V5DBG2SdFDsp8qY3N1kDF6H8gA8PtvBeKFF7Y