November 20 2008 is fast approaching once again and trans people (including, but not limited to, transsexual and transgender persons) still experience harassment, discrimination and hate crimes due to transphobia, an irrational fear and hatred of trans people based upon a personal characteristic.
To raise awareness and promote respect and dignity for trans people please use this ‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ Facebook Group to share information and network so that we can one day live in a world free of harassment and discrimination.
Your support and contributions to this site are greatly appreciated.
And from the website of the Transgender Day of Remembrance:
The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgendered people, an action that current media rarely performs. TDOR publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. TDOR reminds non-transgendered people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. TDOR gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.