Transgender Day of Remembrance 2010

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when trans people all over the world, along with their families, friends and allies, recognize the people who have been murdered because of their gender expression.

Although most of the people mourned today were transgender, not all of them were.  They have been anyone who was attacked and hated for not adhering to society’s expectations of gender.  They have also been non-trans partners of trans people.

For anyone who would like more information about TDOR, you can click on the image to the left to go to the official web site, you can read various articles in the press, or you can go to blogs like Matt Kailey’s Tranifesto or Renee’s Womanist Musings.

As with other serious issues in the trans community, there is disagreement about what TDOR is and should be and how it should be observed.  Personally, I think these are important discussions to have, but I hope that we work toward the day when we won’t need these discussions any more, when people will no longer be killed because of simply being who they are.

–ATM

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2 Responses to Transgender Day of Remembrance 2010

  1. j says:

    RIP. Even one death is too much.
    The best way to combat hate is through education. What we know, we fear less. What we fear less, we hate less. Which is why this website is so important. Keep writing. This blog is important.

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