Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today we take some time out of our busy lives and remember the hundreds of lives that we have lost to needless violence, and also remember what our trans brothers and sisters have contributed to society. There events going on all over the world ┬átoday, and if you want to find what your local area is doing, I suggest start by looking at the International Transgender Day of Remembrance website, and using “ctrl+f” to quickly find your country/state/city.

HuffPo made a list of 50 trans icons who have helped pioneered the way, and GLAAD made an infographic of transgender visibility, check it out after the jump.

 

Vimeo clip via: Think Progress

 

5 thoughts on “Today is International Transgender Day of Remembrance”

  1. Reblogged this on honeyimalesbian and commented:
    I have had little exposure to the transgender community within my life, but I do have a great sympathy for them. The threat of violence is a constant reminder of the profound lack of acceptance. I do not wholly understand it, nor do I have to, to give love and promote a peaceful existence for those who live a trans lifestyle. No person should live in fear just for being who they are, no matter how difficult it may be for those around them to accept it. Fear is such a terrible thing that robs us of the potential for greatness. Who knows what these wonderful people could have brought to the world or did already bring into the world. Fear destroyed these lives, let love keep their memories alive.
    Find out how you can honor someone who was taken too soon. Volunteer for the Trevor Project, or a local support group for teens. Get out there and open minds and show them why fear is not the answer. Love is.

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