Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20th

  • metta

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    Nov 16, 2008 4:03 PM GMT

    Something to learn about.

    QUOTE AUTHOR GOES HEwikipediaRE
    Transgender Day of Remembrance is an occasion in the LGBT community set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice (transphobia). The event is held on 20 November. It was founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith[1] to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco, California candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in hundreds of cities around the world.[2]






    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transgender_Day_of_Remembrance





    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transphobia
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    Nov 16, 2008 4:55 PM GMT
    Even gay men are guilty of transphobia. :/

    Anyway I recommend watching A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story and TransAmerica both very good films on Transgender topics. If you think being gay is bad, being transgender is far worse in terms of the mindless hate you generate from other people.
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    Nov 16, 2008 9:56 PM GMT
    just out of curiosity is there a remembrance day for all the queers who die victims of homophobia? I don't know why anyone should be treated so bad for sexual identity issues in general.

    And yes, transamerica is a really good movie.
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    Nov 16, 2008 11:54 PM GMT
    Sedative saidEven gay men are guilty of transphobia. :/

    Anyway I recommend watching A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story and TransAmerica both very good films on Transgender topics. If you think being gay is bad, being transgender is far worse in terms of the mindless hate you generate from other people.


    Very good recommendations, and very good points! If I was there, you'd get a big ole hug!!!icon_wink.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Nov 17, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    Sedative saidEven gay men are guilty of transphobia. :/


    This is so true, and unfortunately you will even get a taste of this here on RJ
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    Nov 17, 2008 2:01 AM GMT
    Middlesexes was a great documentary. There is this super adorable little bio-boy/little girl who makes dresses out of scarfs and does these amazing dance routines to girl-pop.
  • swimbikerun

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    Nov 17, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    MikePhilPerez said
    Sedative saidEven gay men are guilty of transphobia. :/


    This is so true, and unfortunately you will even get a taste of this here on RJ

    You gots a purty mouth boy. Bet choo look good in a dress. Put it on.
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    Nov 17, 2008 6:10 AM GMT
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    Nov 17, 2008 8:12 AM GMT
    I love trannies.
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    Nov 17, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    MikePhilPerez said
    Sedative saidEven gay men are guilty of transphobia. :/


    This is so true, and unfortunately you will even get a taste of this here on RJ

    You gots a purty mouth boy. Bet choo look good in a dress. Put it on.


    *twirls around*

    FACK! Whatchoo doin touchin mah boobs you dirty ole man!?

    P.S. Andy, The Day of Silence, remember? icon_razz.gif