Today is November 20th and that means it’s a day that isn’t as talked about as I think it should be.
It’s the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
It’s the day where the transgender community remembers the people who were killed, sometimes brutally, this year.
Each year on this day, the dead are remembered. People get together and read the names out holding candles. I’ve never attended one of these, but I always try to remember those who passed away by lighting my own candle and simply looking at the list of the dead.
The list can be found here.
I encourage all of you to click that link and read. With the proposals that the Trump administration is coming out with regarding the conflation of gender and sex, it puts everyone at risk who don’t conform to the norms presented by society.
Please, read it and, if you can, share it. Being murdered is a fear and worry that I have in the back of my mind every day, even more so with all these proposals. It’s a scary time.