Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023 is on Monday, November 20, 2023: Did anyone attend a transgender Day of Remembrance event this week or today?
Monday, November 20, 2023 is Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023.
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We had our LGBTQ Center's official opening the same day so in the morning we had an open house then there was a transgender panel that came to campus and we had a candlelight vigil for this years victims. We would each have a piece of paper with the name, picture and date of death and would say the names and one of the transguys at my college who helped put the whole thing together would say a bit about how they lost their lives and the media would treat them. Then we had a moment of silence for all the victims.
I think it is sickening in today's world how transfolk are treated. Just the idea that you can be discriminated against, beaten, and even killed if you don't fit into some sort of sick view of how society thinks you should be makes me sick to my stomach. And then the media tries to create some huge freak show out of it just to sell more papers or get higher ratings. They are only contributing to the same hate that killed these poor people.
I'm sorry. I know I'm ranting here. I just don't understand why people don't see what their narrow views on how people should live is doing to the world.
What exactly is "Transgender Remembrance Day"?
It has nothing to do with sex reassignment surgery.
It has to do with people who have died as a result of transphobia. We remember all the victims who have died and look forward to a future that will hopefully be better and safer. People like:
Every year dozens of transgender/transsexual people are murdered just for who they are. And shockingly before the conviction of Angie Zapata's killer in 2009 nobody in the USA had ever been convicted of murder in the death of a transsexual woman. Through the Day of Remembrance we are also educating the public about this violence. Violence that in the past was too often swept under the rug. With enough public education we will change peoples attitudes and perceptions of trans people.
LGBT: Am I the only transsexual here who thinks the Transgender Day of Remembrance is a huge downer?
lets have your special day denver...
the african americans get a whole month,,, i think you can have a day... ;-)
make it a renewing day in the spring! pick a date!