Each year, dozens, and even hundreds of transgender, transsexual and trans* folks are murder world wide because of their gender identity and gender presentation. Today, we remember those we have lost.
More over, those of us with cisgender privilege (our gender matches the sex we were assigned at birth) must work, each and everyday, to make this a safer place for our trans* brothers, sisters and siblings to live. It is unacceptable that they are literally having to fight for their lives on a regular basis, just because of who they are. We must speak up. We must call people out on their transphobic and cisgentric language. We must advocate for laws protecting gender identity for jobs, housing, insurance and more. We must quash violence, and let people know that trans* violence, whether physical, verbal, or emotional, is completely unacceptable and will be punished. We cannot let this continue; this list grows every year, and that needs to stop. Now.