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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012

CeCe McDonald: Survivor And Leader

Laverne Cox | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

Transgender Day of Remembrance is the day when we memorialize those we've lost to anti-trans violence, but CeCe's story reminds me that many amongst us are survivors of anti-trans violence. We must remember our survivors, too.

What Can We Do Now, After Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2012 Has Come To A Close?

JamieAnn Meyers | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
JamieAnn Meyers

What can we do to help bring an end to the vicious cycle of murders of transgender and gender-nonconforming people? We need allies to interrupt the language and actions of people that feed transphobia. We must tell our own stories so that others will come to know our humanity.

Everyday People

Kylar W. Broadus | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Kylar W. Broadus

I ask every reader to commit to educating yourself and getting to know trans people. My guess is that you're even related to someone or work with someone whom you just might not know is trans. Secondly, I ask you to be aware of your actions and words so as not to perpetuate hate.

A Prayer For The Transgender In Us All

John Shore | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
John Shore

Be with our transgender brothers and sisters today, Lord. Hold them to you. You, of all people, know how they've suffered. And you of all people know why.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: Why We Remember

Gwendolyn Ann Smith | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Gwendolyn Ann Smith

In 1999 a handful of transgender people sought to highlight the need for awareness around anti-transgender violence. To that end, we held the first Transgender Day of Remembrance event in the Castro district of San Francisco, holding the names of those we'd lost in silent testimony.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: More Than A List Of Names

Allyson D. Robinson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Allyson D. Robinson

The Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds us just how much is at stake. It shocks us out of the day-to-day detachment that our privilege grants us. It refuses to allow us to go about our advocacy and activism as if it were just a job or hobby. And if it causes us to shed a tear, so much the better.

Becoming Worthy Allies To Our Transgender Neighbors

Donna Red Wing | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, I am filled with anger, guilt and sorrow. I need to remember those we have lost with dignity and respect. I need to do what I can to make sure that they are never an afterthought in my circles, my work or my world. I need to be an ally.

A Call To House Our Transgender Homeless

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

The Transgender Day of Remembrance should remain solemn and kept fixed on its purpose, but it should also sound the call to end the violence, discrimination and alarming rates of homelessness that trans-identified people face.

A Look At 50 Incredible Transgender Icons

Posted 12.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Today is the 14th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when we remember those who have been victims of anti-transgender violence. Th...

Why Centering Race In Transgender Advocacy Is Key To Equality For All

Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Kortney Ryan Ziegler, Ph.D.

While trans folks celebrate recent gains, we cannot forget that trans people of color have limited access to those gains. If striving for the equal recognition of all trans people is our goal, then the steps that ensure the longevity of trans people of color cannot remain secondary.

If You Knew Him

Gretchen Peters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Gretchen Peters

As the mother of a trans man, I have a hard time dwelling on the fact that hate could drive a person to murder someone like my son. I know what all of us who love our children know: that if you really knew them, you could never hate them. But the fear of what could happen never really goes away.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance: A Reporter's List

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 01.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I had the unpleasant task of having to report on 20-odd transgender deaths during the past year. Sometimes, just presenting the victims' names and how they died is enough to convey the importance of observing the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Welcome, Long-Awaited Death Of Political Homophobia And Transphobia

Dana Beyer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

In less than three years the LGBT community has gone from being politically toxic to a welcome and important part of the new American governing coalition. It is so much easier to fight for one's rights from a position of strength than to be begging for crumbs.