Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Today, the United States Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis, issued a statement about the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance. "I am proud to stand and be counted as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender violence," she said.
Kylar Broadus is an African-American transgender advocate, lawyer, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, the only national social justice organization promoting the interests of transgender people of color. Below, he shares his thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
In the following blog excerpt for Transgender Day of Remembrance, editor and trans advocate Janet Mock describes her experience of coming out to her date as a trans teenager and remembers the lives of those transgender women who were victims of violence.
Victoria Ruiz es una defensora transgénero y escribe para la revista LGBT en español, Adelante Magazine. Para conmemorar el Día de la Memoria Transgénero, Victoria nos cuenta la experiencia que ella y su amiga Yina vivieron como latinas inmigrantes transgénero en Los Angeles.
Victoria Ruiz is a transgender advocate and a writer for the LGBT-themed, Spanish-language magazine, Adelante Magazine. For Transgender day of Remembrance, Victoria recounts her and her friend Yina’s experiences as immigrant Latina transgender women in Los Angeles.
In addition to attending an event in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, GLAAD encourages transgender individuals, as well as families, friends, and allies to help raise awareness about this important day through social media.
As a lifelong LGBT ally and friend, I feel it is my duty to not only apologize for my wrong but to also correct it.
On Sunday, November 20, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board will be hosting an event to commemorate the 13th Transgender Day of Remembrance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area. The theme of the event is "We Are The Change" and will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.
GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to elevate LGBT-affirming voices of faith in mainstream, regional, and community media.
Ja'briel Walthour is a transgender advocate and author. She has participated in GLAAD's National People of Color Media Institute and has written for The Huffington Post. Below, you can read her thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.