Depicted in the piece above is a story I made up. Unfortunately, it is not at all fictional. Stories like this happen in real life, and they happen FAR too often. Statistically speaking, a transgendered person is murdered every month.
This piece is dedicated to the all transgendered people who have been murdered simply for trying to themselves. They are not trying to hurt anyone. They simply wish to pursue happiness for themselves; a right that ALL humans are entitled to. So, why does this keep happening? Why is Alicia's fictional story so heartrendingly real?
Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. I ask you to at least take a moment out of your day to just reflect on this... or if you know someone (besides me) who is transgendered, just give them a hug... or if you ARE transgendered, just be strong and don't be afraid of who you are.
Also, I realize this is in no way related specifically to Rain's story, but obviously, it is kind of an extremely relevant theme. So I wanted to post this here too. Awareness doesn't come if people are quiet after all.
Wait... you're a transy? I don't mean that offensively, I am bi, it's just... you are so adorable, I woulda never of guessed.
this is like the most depressing news all week. y do people have to be so biased to transgenders,transvestites,and gays. it really sucks. do u do the day of scilence thing. last year we got like 30 people to do it in our school and one of the teachers did it. it was awesome
It's simple really. People are close-minded. They have a tendency to fear and hate what is different from them, instead of trying to understand. Now of course there are people who are willing to understand, but with the way the world is, the number is likely lesser compared to those who would persecute others. The human race is still rather immature, it would seem.
I cannot empathize with the LGBT community, but it's never a good thing when anyone dies and is gone forever. What you have detailed here is near as bad as a child dead during infancy.
"No farewell words spoken, no chance to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and it's not our fault but we can't imagine why."
@Barduwulf: By the way, humanity as a whole has advanced just fine thank you. You are thinking of culture. Thing about culture is, it changes with the generations. Think about how much you heard about the LGBT community pre WW2, yeah none. However, now it's on the forefront and represented. Atrocities do happen, but dude just because an atrocity happens doesn't mean humanity sucks for letting it happen. There are things called nutjobs, psychological problems, and personal accountability.
Ok, admittedly humanity might have been a bit too broad, but all I'm trying to say some people's perceptions haven't changed so well with the passage of time. There's plenty of good, understanding people, but there's also about the same amount who are close minded. You're also right culture needs to change. Perhaps a new Renaissance is in order for the modern day. I would want nothing more than an end to such prejudices. Unfortunately, the way some people can be, I just don't see it coming in the immediate future. Wouldn't it be nice if "the end" people were worried about on Deceber 21st, 2012, would be the end of these negative perceptions some people have against others? But now I'm getting a bit overdramatic with that last line. Either way, I'd like a change for better understanding.
@Barduwulf: Sorry if I sounded harsh. Don't we all want change for the better?
Sorry if i sound like a hippy but why cant we all just love each other for who we are and not what we are.
It is not the world that's a horrible place; it is the corruption of the human soul that makes us hate people for being different or even try to be themselves.
Just today, I heard of news of a young transgender girl who committed suicide lately, because of the horror of the hate of LGBT/race.
Her last words?
"Fix society. Please."
We failed you, hun; you and every single being who just couldn't be themselves because of this disgusting race full of hate and evil.
I got a shiver down my spine as I read this.
@LittleLynn84: Is this in volume 1?