Today marks the start of Transgender Awareness Week and culminates with Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th – a solemn day across the US and the world. Each year, folks across the globe take a step back and create space to honor the memory of folks who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. This year alone in the US, 25 transgender or non-binary people were brutally murdered – and they primarily have been trans women of color. The 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance is on November 20th. To learn more about this memorializing event or to find a vigil near you, please go to https://tdor.info/.
While we can’t end anti-transgender violence overnight there are things you can do right now that can improve the lives of not only transgender folks but for everyone.