Social Media Messages on Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20th is the official Transgender Day of Remembrance where advocates and allies take time to remember and mourn the violence and hatred directed towards transgender people. Many took...

November 20th is the official Transgender Day of Remembrance where advocates and allies take time to remember and mourn the violence and hatred directed towards transgender people.

Many took to social media sites to express themselves about the day.

Cherno Biko created a video where she speaks of the names of 22 known transgender victims who have died in the United States this year.

Some people expressed their complete devastation at the world and the way that transgender people are often treated.

 

I hear all the time about how progressive our society is and how far we’ve come. To me, that has become a great way to…

Posted by Sebastian Venditti on Friday, November 20, 2015

Others reminded us to mourn, but to also make sure that not all of our time and energy was focused on the dead, but to also, protect and celebrate the living.

“November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance, one of the most well-known events centered around the transgender and gender…

Posted by Lee Andel Dewey on Friday, November 20, 2015

There were also some who wanted to draw attention to the intersecting issues of race, class, and gender identity.

 

Others still created artwork as expressions of life, death, power, and grief.

 

Government and politicians also responded, demonstrating the growing awareness of a need to support and protect transgender individuals.

Today on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memory of all transgender individuals whose lives were tragically…

Posted by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday, November 20, 2015

Transgender Day of Remembrance honours those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to…

Posted by Niki Ashton on Friday, November 20, 2015

To all those we have lost: Rest in Power.

To all those who live: We believe in you and will support you. You deserve safety and love.

Image Courtesy of TorbakHoper, via Wikimedia Commons

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