Today is November 20th. All too little known is that today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It's a day to recognize and reflect on people who were murdered or commit suicide as a result of anti-transgender hate and prejudice. I'm sorry to say that isn't a happy day, but it's an important one, all the same. People are being killed for trying to be themselves. Being a transsexual, I can't help but feel scared. And being a human being, I can't help but feel disgusted. I don't care if you disagree with transgenderism or you think it's wrong, or whatever. We're talking about a simple fact that nobody should be able to deny: murder is murder. It's evil, and it's never justifiable. Period.
This sadly still remains unknown to most people though. The Transgender Day of Remembrance has been observed since 1998, and yet it seems that it is unfortunately not at all widely known or even remembered (alarmingly, even among transgendered people). I'd very much like to see this change. If we remain ignorant, the hate will continue. It will spread. It will get worse.
I'm a little ashamed that I don't have anything a bit more visually impressive to share today (I really wanted to draw something, but it's been a hectic month). Still, if you have a moment, I think it'd be great if everybody did something. Whether it's a comic, picture, photo, story, poem, or even just a blog. Something to share the knowledge of this day. I worry that this effort may not be much, but a small step forward is still a step in the right direction.
Finally, as I say basically every year: 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.
Crap forgot that was today. Which reminds me. I should give an E-Hug now XD
I didn't know this, I'm glad I do now.
Wow, I've never heard of this day. But in my phone calendar it shall go.