Today on #Transgender Day of Remembrance, we’re uniting to build a future where transgender people are not targeted, discriminated against, and killed at alarming rates. Join us by retweeting this virtual candle http://bit.ly/2mLUW75
(TW: Death mention, violence mention, suicide mention)
My dear lgbt+ kids,
It’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Today, we remember and mourn the people we lost to hate crimes and violence, the people who were killed or driven to suicide due to transphobia.
Violence against trans people is often ignored by mainstream media, so this day is meant to raise awareness - but it’s also meant to remind us that violence is more than sad statistics. The world isn’t just losing a number each year, we are losing siblings, parents, friends, partners, kids, neighbors. We are losing beautiful precious souls.
I encourage you to honour the lost lives today, and to express your love and support to one another in our community. Be kind to each other.
Take a moment today to remember to those trans* folks who have lost their life to violence and intolerance. Too many were taken too soon, and every day we make steps toward helping our world work harmoniously together.
We will never forget your sacrifice.
We will never forget you.