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Today we remember those we’ve lost to anti-transgender violence.

If you don’t want to be alone today, there are a list of observances and vigils here.

If you want to be alone, but still need someone to talk to, Trans Lifeline is a non-profit support line for transgender people and people struggling with gender identity. They’re available by phone in the US (877-565-8860) and Canada (877-330-6366).

GLAAD (@glaad) has a longer list of resources, including international organizations, and some that use online chat.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Today is a day of remembrance.

A day to remember our siblings, our friends, our parents, our co-workers and those we’ve never met.

A day to remember all those who were lost.

However we lost them.

But unfortunately, it’s a day that forces us to remember how we lost them.

To remember all those who were viciously and mercilessly bullied, and victimised for who they were.

To remember those who were taken from us by bigotry, ignorance and hate.

To remember those who lost themselves, and felt that they had no reason to carry on.

It’s a day that highlights the importance of education. Imagine how many of us would still be here if everyone just understood, if they were taught from an early age.

And so I leave to you, my siblings, my friends, my family, a message. A message to uplift, and inspire.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. - E.E. Cummings.

I got misgendered yesterday as a matter of fact almost everyday. I guess that’s were my own struggles come from. The other night a sweet 5 year old little girl came to me with love and admiration. She said. You are so beautiful but why do you sound like a boy. I said thank you princess. Well that’s my voice and I love my voice. She said ok and said it’s ok you are a girl but you sound like a boy. She then gave me a huge hug and didn’t leave my side the whole night. Those are the moments that make me not hate my male traits. I still don’t present as female on my everyday. It’s a constant struggle that I put on myself. I can go ahead and do it but my own fears stop me. One day I will fully be there. And that day I won’t look back. On this day of remembrance all I have done is be grateful while being sad for all the lives lost so that one day we will all be able to be free and live our lives without hate. @transisbeautiful @transtipsfortranspeople @transgenderadvice @transbodypositivity @girleuphoria

remember trans women
remember trans men
remember nonbinary people
remember trans people of colour
remember disabled trans people
remember mentally ill trans people
remember every trans person who has lost their life due to transphobia

today is transgender day of remembrance and we remember

For Zella Ziona, Diana Sacayán, Rafaela Capucci, Melvin, Kiesha Jenkins, Chocobar Marcela, Keyshia Blige, Jasmine Collins, Tamara Dominguez, Elisha Walker, Kandis Capri, Ashton O'Hara, Shade Schuler, Amber Monroe, KC Haggard, Nephi Luthers, India Clarke, Daya Rani Kinnar, Mercedes Williamson, Laura Vermont, Francela Méndez Rodríguez, London Chanel, Yosvani Muñoz Robaina, Almaroof Bijli, Saima Shahzadi, Shah Zaib and Billi, Vanessa Santillan, Kristina Grant Infiniti, Sumaya Dalmar, Bri Golec, Piu da Silva, Penny Proud, Taja DeJesus, Marisol Almeida, Yazmin Vash Payne, Papi Edwards, Hande Ö, Lamia Beard, Ty Underwood, Gizzy Fowler, Deshawnda Sanchez, Keymori Shatoya Johnson and many others.

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I refuse to be silenced, and I refuse to live in fear. I’ve worked too hard to finally feel comfortable in my own skin. It’s unfortunate… no the word unfortunate puts this way too kindly. It’s horrendous that your reaction to something you don’t understand is to murder someone, to make another HUMAN feel unwelcome to live on this earth. I pity you, but I refuse to waste my valuable energy on those who refuse to be educated or attempt to understand. I’m going to do my best to use that energy to be a better and stronger ally from this moment forward to my fellow brothers and sisters and other deserving humans in the trans community. I may be tiny, but I’m much more mighty than my stature has lead you to believe.

@transbutts

‘The transgender flag is flying from a [UK] government department for the first time ever, to pay tribute to the victims of anti-trans discrimination and violence.

The flag was raised above the Department for Education in central London to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November.’

(Read more on BuzzFeed)