Almost four months after Chayviss Reed, a 28-year-old transgender woman was shot dead on a Northwest Miami-Dade street corner, her parents came to town to try and help solve the crime and jolt the public’s memory.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, urges parents to support transgender children as she, her husband, Dexter Lehtinen, and son Rodrigo, launch the "Family is Everything" campaign with LGBT-rights group SAVE on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Miami Dade College.
Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen thanks his mother and father, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and her husband, Dexter Lehtinen, for their support, as they launch the "Family is Everything" campaign with LGBT-rights group SAVE on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Miami Dade College.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, her husband, Dexter Lehtinen, and their transgender son, Rodrigo, launch a "Family is Everything" campaign with LGBT-rights group SAVE on Monday, May 16, 2016, at Miami Dade College.
Austin Haworth was 13 when his mother, Amanda Haworth, a Miami-Dade police officer, and her partner, Roger Castillo, were killed delivering an arrest warrant to a career criminal in Liberty City. For the next five years Austin was brought up in his Southwest Ranches home by Haworth's former partner Jeri Mitchell and his grandparents. Now, as Austin gets ready to depart for college on a baseball scholarship, a group of private businesses got together and built the family an addition to the Broward home that will be waiting for Austin when he returns on vacations and after he graduates. Tuesday, Miami-Dade police and about a dozen private groups were honored at the home as part of Austin's send-off. Video by Emily Michot / Miami Herald staff
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