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DFW Sisters host vigil for Nex Benedict

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The DFW Sisters hosted a vigil for murder victim Nex Benedict. (David Taffet/Dallas Voice) The DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence hosted a vigil at the Legacy of Love monument on Saturday night to remember Nex Benedict.

Benedict was the Oklahoma non-binary teenager who died from injuries suffered when they were attacked the day before at school.

The school classified the attack by three boys as bullying rather than assault. Sister Ivana Latta opened the vigil saying, “I am terrified for our trans youth.” She said that school districts across Texas are making their own policies that are resulting in more trans and non-binary youth getting bullied and attacked. “We’re the only ones who can protect trans youth,” she said.

Rafael McDonnell from Resource Center said he had three point to make. His speech was short but powerful. “One. Nex should be alive today,” McDonnell said and added that the attack was foreseeable.

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