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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.

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.

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.

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.