Friday, November 20, 2009

T-DOR 2009

Today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day set aside to remember those who were killed by anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

From the Transgender DOR website:

"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."
Here are some links from around the net to help in remembrance:
Names of Anti-Trans Violence Victims from 11/2008 to 11/2009
TDOR Events and Locations

Posts on what T-DOR means to you?

Please spread the word and remember those lost to hate.

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