In our Own Voices in Albany, New York Presents:
Transgender Day of Remembrance-November 20, 2015
Transgender day of remembrance is a day to honor the memory of transgender people we have lost to senseless acts of hatred and violence and to reflect on the transgender community’s strength and resilience. Many transgender individuals still live in fear and face discrimination and/or hate crimes on a daily basis. Both globally and in the United States, transgender women of color in particular are assaulted and often murdered, simply because of who they are. In 2015 alone, there have been 20 Trans murders, out of which 9 suspects have been charged. Out of 20 Trans individuals killed, 17 were Black or Latino. In most situations these crimes are not investigated and the perpetrators are never prosecuted or brought to justice. The struggle of Trans lives are now finally being addressed by campaigns such as #TransLivesMatter. Also, big name Transgender advocates such as Laverne Cox, have been making strides by using their celebrity status to raise awareness on issues that still cripple the trans community. Now more than ever, we must come together and work in partnership to promote healthier norms toward the safety and equitable living of Trans and gender non-conforming people. Transgender Day of Remembrance gives us a platform to gather, grieve, praise, share and organize for social justice! Join us on November 20th!
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