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The International Transgender Day of Remembrance is coming up on November 20th.
From transgenderdor.org: "The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender 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-transgender 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."
We want to use this post to hold space for those we have lost, to murder or to suicide. We hold in our hearts all those who face the threat or have been the victims of such violence - especially trans women of color, who are most at risk.
If you'd like to find a TDoR event in your area, check out this website:
http://www.transgenderdor.org/ (TW: this link goes to the events section of the site, but other portions of the site may be extremely triggering - proceed with care.)
For more info, check out GLAAD's page on the day:
TDoR @ GLAAD