Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance.

I wanted to mark it here, but don't want to be the cisprivileged person who co-opts something that is, really, a memorial.

The TDOR link above contains lots of information, including where you can find real, in-person events today in your area.

A quick Google search will give you names of those we memorialize, statistics, and things written by people who know better than I do why this day is necessary.

And here are a few links that have been shared with me today by other folks. If you have other links to add, please feel free to comment.

Day 20 of our month of gratitude: I am thankful for the lives of both those who have died and those who have survived, as I am hopeful that the epidemic of violence — both individual and systemic — against transpeople will end.


Calvin Rey said...

Gay marriage will not save us.

238 Trans People Murdered Worldwide In The Past Year: The Transgender Murder Monitoring Project reveals the greatest number of killings took place in countries with some of the most progressive LGBTI rights laws.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Some important discussion on race here, too.

TDoR For, By, and About Trans Women Of Color Now

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Also, there's this, which is beautiful.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Numbers and charts, for people who absorb information that way.