Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2012: Please show your respect
Today, 20th November 2012, is a very special and important day in the world of all Transgender persons, both Male to Female and Female to Male, their families and all those connected with the Transgender community all over the world. For today is the one day of the year when the whole community, wherever they may be in the world, comes together to remember those that have died because of WHAT they were NOT WHO they were and it is time for the
HATRED TO STOP !!!!
It would be a honor, to both me and the whole Transgender community, if you would leave a small comment agreeing with the above statement.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.
Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on November 20 and has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.
Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings, marches, among others. The TDoR is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has extensively covered TDoR on its blog over the past few years. GLAAD has also interviewed numerous transgender advocates including actress Candis Cayne, profiled an event at the New York City LGBT Community Center and discussed media coverage of TDoR.
This has been J S Morbius, erotic author and blogger. standing up for the rights of every person, no matter what their gender or sexual orientation, to live their lives how they want without fear of bullying, intimidation, violence, hatred, bigotry and even being assaulted and/or murdered.