Barbara Satin shared this reflection as she prepared to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance, on November 20. Barbara is the Faith & Work Associate at the Institute for Welcoming Resources at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
This Transgender Day of Remembrance, writer and trans advocate Kortney Ryan Ziegler urges the community not to forget that trans people of color still face racism, both from the LGBT and broader community, and other forms of systematic oppression. Kortney was also part of the 2012 GLAAD POC Media Institute.
Tuesday, November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an international observance to remember our trans friends and family members who we have lost to anti-transgender violence. Find out how you can join GLAAD and participate in an observance in your city.
Congregations are encouraged to offer a petition in your worship services in recognition of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. ReconcilingWorks has provided worship materials for congregations, including different forms of Confession and Forgiveness and Prayers of the People.
More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.