Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2007 at 9:02 am (injustice, LGBT) (, , )

Today is the ninth annual Transgender Day of Rememberance, memorializing those who have died or been killed due to anti-trans hatred. Because it’s still commonplace to be killed for resisting societally prescribed gender norms.

Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgendered people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgendered people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

Consider attending a supportive event near you.

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3 Comments

  1. Zoe in Remembrance said,

    It’s good to have a date, which we can think about these deads

  2. T. Trist said,

    In addition to memorializing the people lost to senseless hate and violence, I would like to honor the women and men who courageously live their lives in truth everyday.

    It makes me so angry that much of the hate and degredation against the GLBT community is embraced by religion!

    Everyone in our community should know that there’s a documentary film soon to be released about two lesbian women who set out to fight against religious bigotry by posing as a straight couple in an evangelical church… and they have proof.

    You can see Faith of the Abomination movie trailer on YouTube, or go directly to FaithoftheAbomination.com

  3. Emily said,

    Thanks for the heads up, T. Trist…I look forward to seeing that.

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