A great post from a fellow blogger for Transgender Day of Remembrance!
Today, the 20th of November, is the Trans day of remembrance (TDoR). According to the TDoR website, it is intended at memorializing those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The term ‘remembrance’, in the case of the global Trans community and Trans rights, takes an added level of importance. Despite many recent developments on the positive side, Trans rights are a sphere that faces systematic condemnation, discrimination and contempt from many quarters, including, on occasion, cisgender feminists (who adumbrate a narrow brand of white cis feminism).
Violence against Trans people
The most appalling issue, when it comes to remembrance, is the unfathomable level of violence inflicted upon Trans people across the world. Anti-Trans violence is an area in which the usual clichés of ‘certain countries being more accommodating/welcoming/accepting than others’ difficultly apply. Atrocious acts of violence targeting Trans people take place across the world, including countries…
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