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Transgender Day of Remembrance

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  1. Just to hammer home the point another murder is reported today:

    Transsexual In Italian Political Scandal Found Dead:

    http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/11/20/world/international-uk-italy-scandal-transexual.html?_r=2

  2. Abi, that murder would appear to be politically motivated in light of recent scandals rather than a transphobic attack but it’s of course chilling to read about this murder today of all days…

  3. Jean-Paul Bentham 20 Nov 2009, 4:43pm

    “According to transgenderdor.org, it is estimated that 117 trans people worldwide have been murdered this year, although it is expected the actual figure is higher.”

    We are talking about living, breathing, talented and innocent human beings here, not just numbers.

    My deepest sympathy goes out to members of the families of these victims of hate-crimes, and my warmest friendship goes out to all you wonderful Trans, especially you Lady T.L.P. Love you xoxoxoxoxo

  4. poeticlicense 20 Nov 2009, 7:41pm

    I have been attacked many times for being myself, a transsexual woman. We are a constant target of blind transphobia from the uneducated and ignorant within society.

  5. “According to transgenderdor.org, it is estimated that 117 trans people worldwide have been murdered this year, although it is expected the actual figure is higher”.

    Perhaps it would be appropriate to mention the thousands of human beings murdered worldwide due to hatred, life does not just revolve around the unnatural.

  6. Anonanon, I think the only thing that’s unnatural is to not feel any compassion when our fellow human beings are killed.

  7. The only thing unnatural is the sick bastards can do this to another human.

    Cynthia Nicole

    Location: Comayaguela, Honduras

    Cause of Death: Shot 3 times in the chest and once in the head by three unknown men driving a blue car in Barrio Guaserique, Comayaguela, near Tegucigalpa.

    Date of Death: January 9, 2009

    News sources believe that the killing of Cynthia Nicole may be related to her legitimate human rights activities, in particular her involvement in the defence of the rights of the transgender community.
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    Unidentified Transgender person

    Location: Bursa, Turkey

    Cause of Death: Decapitated

    Date of Death: March 22, 2009

    Her head and sexual organs had been chopped off and tossed in a dumpster.
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    Cesar Torres

    Location: El Paso, Texas

    Cause of Death: Blunt Force Trauma

    Date of Death: July 9, 2009 Cesar was 39 years old.

    An autopsy report says Cesar died from blunt force trauma. He had cuts around his eyes, broken ribs, a broken nose, a ruptured liver, wrenched neck and several stab wounds.

  8. I’m not one of your regular readers – and the first I’d heard of the Remembrance event was when I met some people on the train last night who’d been to it! What they had to say made me come home and Google to learn more. I just want to say that it is indeed horrific what some self-righteous bigots will do to their fellow human beings – but it’s incredibly sad that the mainstream media didn’t see fit to cover it.

  9. Hi there jackie yes you will not read about it much in the news but at least you know and you have talks with your friends and then there friends and so on, So on behalf of one Transsexual me thank you Lady Tanyax

  10. I attended my first Transgender Day of Remembrance event in Adelaide, Australia. One of my friends in transitioning and I have recently met a number of transgender people and I am sure learning a great deal. We had a ceremony of remembrance and then had a dinner together. It was wonderful that people from all walks of life and all genders came together for the evening. I have been very moved by the stories that I have been told by transgender people and I agree the media should be doing more to educate the community about such issues.

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