Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20

Friday is Transgender Day of Remembrance, across the world. Transgender.org has a comprehensive list of events -- I'm happily surprised to see there's even an event in my city. The site also has a lengthy list of victims to remember. According to HRC Back Story, "In the last 12 months alone, over 90 transgender people have lost their lives to prejudice and hate."

At this site, I don't talk much about transgender issues because, frankly, I'm still educating myself. I hope to be able to change that soon. (I say "at this site" because at other sites I've had to explain such things as why I would not, in fact, be bothered if a "cross dresser" used the same bathroom as I did at work. Sigh.)

One thing is for sure: We're all just people, and no one deserves to be harassed, assaulted or killed for their gender, or any other perceived "difference."

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