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Sarah, The Bringer of Tea - Transgender Day of Remembrance
20th November, 2009
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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today, Friday, is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. It's the day each year when we think about those killed, usually simply because they were transgender.

This year there are over a hundred that we know of, two in South East England within the last few weeks alone. That's 1 transgender person murdered every 3 days, that we know of. Considering how few of us there are as a proportion of the global population, this amounts to wholesale slaughter of trans people.

And the numbers seem to keep increasing. It's doubled since last year.

Vigils are held around the World. Tomorrow we will be holding one in London. If you can't make it along to one, please do consider taking a few minutes to watch this video:



Thank you.

Originally posted at http://auntysarah.dreamwidth.org/215244.html - you can comment here or there.

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From:numberland
Date:21st November, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
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Unfortunately I really don't have the spare resources to go to the London event but I have publicised the day. It is good to stop and acknowledge these terrible events and hopefully people will learn what transphobia can really do.
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From:jessie_c
Date:21st November, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
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And the numbers seem to keep increasing. It's doubled since last year.

This seems to be because of better reporting rather than a sudden jump in deaths. But that means that the true rate has been under-reported for years : (
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