Ja'Briel Walthour, a trans woman from Georgia, shares with GLAAD her Ebony.com article on the importance of honoring trans women of color who we've lost to anti-transgender violence on Transgender Day of Remembrance.
GLAAD has been commemorating Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance by sharing stories that highlight the resilience and the achievements of transgender Americans, including performance artist and poet Kit Yan.
Known trans advocate Laverne Cox wasn’t always comfortable in her own skin. In fact, in her video as part of GLAAD’s “I AM: Trans People Speak” campaign, she touches on her initial perceptions of her identity and how she ultimately grew to embrace it after realizing she wasn’t “blending in effortlessly.”
November 20th marks the 14th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This event has grown from a candlelight vigil held in Alston, MA following the murder of local transsexual rocker Rita Hester in 1998 to a global phenomenon.
Over the past week, GLAAD has been commemorating Transgender Awareness Week by sharing stories that highlight the resilience and the achievements of transgender Americans like Jennifer Finney Boylan and paying homage to the people we've lost to anti-transgender violence.
GLAAD today joins organizers of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) to memorialize those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and to raise public awareness around increasing rates of violence facing transgender people.
In this guest post, NCAVP Coordinator Chai Jindasurat recounts working with Dee Dee Pearson, a trans woman from Kansas City, and shares Dee Dee's amazing story to overcome bouts of rejection, policing and employment discrimination.