Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Posted On: November 20, 2017 by Friends of the Family in:

  November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is on this day that we remember and mourn the loss of transgender individuals who were murdered. The transgender community has been in the media more than we’ve ever seen, so consequently, there has been a lot of misinformation on what it means to be transgender. Someone who is transgender (or trans for short) doesn’t identify with the sex and gender that was assigned to them when they were born. There are many gender identities, and these identities have nothing to do with the body. This year has been the deadliest year for trans people in recorded history. So far, 2017 has seen at least 25 homicides of trans Americans, and most of these people were trans women of color. One out of every 14 transgender people will be murdered, and one out of every 8 trans women of color will be murdered. The homicide rate for the general American population is 5.3 out of every 100,000. These are the names of the trans people that