A day of remembrance filled with sadness…and hope?

A great post from a fellow blogger for Transgender Day of Remembrance!

de frémancourt

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…

View original post 997 more words

Advertisements

About Fairy JerBear

A disabled, trans/agender fairy bear living in the American Southwest and passionate about social justice, the environment, Trans/ LGBTQIA+ equality and combating bullying.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s