Thursday, November 15, 2012

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Do you know anyone who is transgender?  Are you sure?  Given the danger transpeople find themselves in just by being who they are, it's really no surprise the lengths they go to in order to hide themselves.*  Being outed as trans doesn't just mean potential for loss of friendship, employment or housing - it often means serious injury or loss of life.  The Transgender Day of Remembrance was created to memorialize the transgender people who were killed during the course of the past year. Officially Transgender Day of Remembrance is on November 20, but since the 20th is on a Tuesday this year, many events are scheduled during the weekend before.  So please, find a Transgender Day of Remembrance event near you and come out to remember the people who were taken from us in the past year, to show solidarity with the trans community, and to show the bigots that what they're doing is not okay with you.

*  Not to mention most of them just want to be able to live as "a man" or "a woman," not "a transman" or "a transwoman."

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