Friday, November 20, 2009

Transgender Day of Rememberance 11/20/09

Today, November 20th marks the eleventh Transgender Day of Remembrance, a solemn time to think back and honor our transgender brothers and sisters who were murdered for being who they are. Sadly 2009 witnessed an alarming increase in trans attacks and deaths and many of these were horrific acts of brutality simply because a person has a different gender identity or expression than society expects of them.



Suggested actions for the day:
-Candlelight vigils / marches
-Visual representation of the number of deaths with:
-Cardboard tomb stones of remembered people
-Paper cutouts of remembered people
-Body outline chalkings of remembered people
-Art / photography displays
-Conversation & awareness about trans issues

For a complete listing of memorial events please visit International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

5 comments:

AlbertaMama said...

Thank you so much for bringing these tragic deaths to light. I'll remember them today and pass on the message to friends and family!

thegayte-keeper said...

Let us all remember...

bridgeout said...

I didn't know that was yesterday... you are my connection for all things queer!

Diane J Standiford said...

You are MANY of our connection to all things, gulp, queer (I hate that word.)!! Thank you!

Queers United said...

Thanks Diane and Bridge (hugs) and I completely understand your reluctance to use the term queer, I think it really is a generational thing.

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