UPDATED YET AGAIN I have decided to leave the post unpublished. I explain my reasons and apologize to readers and the women's families in a post that just published. - Bil
I've pulled this post until I can verify the information better.
The organization Santiago was a board member of, Amigas Latinas, has put out this statement:
Amig@s. We've seen a few posts asking folks to call the media because of a claim that Alisha's wishes aren't being respected because the tragedy took place in Indiana. This is NOT TRUE! We appreciate the passion for equality and justice on behalf of these mujeres, but everyone has been working together to honor Christina Santiago. Please intervene if you see this news...
As well, Ivonne Canellada, Administrative Assistant for Amigas Latinas, stopped by to comment on the post and say:
We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and would like to address this article. Apparently our Board Members have told me that this story is NOT true. Indeed it has been spreading like wildfire. We would like to ask that you please verify your sources and take into consideration our pain. Christina was and is a gift to our lives and out of respect for her memory and the pain her partner Alisha Brennan, her family, and us at Amigas Latinas are going through to please disregard this story or clarify it. Thank you.
While I sort out the two sides to this story, I cannot leave it up in good faith. I'll post about this tomorrow when I've had the chance to verify sources further.