Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed each year on November 20 in memoriam of lives lost to anti-transgender violence. A 2011 report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects shows anti-LGBT hate crime murders increased 11% from 2010. Of the victims murdered, 87% were people of color, and 40% were transgender women. Transgender people of color were also 28% more likely to experience physical violence compared to people who were not transgender people of color.
This terrible violence perpetrated against transgender people is all too common and also under-reported. Transgender issues are misunderstood by many, but visibility and education brings understanding. The Trans Student Educational Resources provided this great infographic that we thought we’d share.
Some other great resources for information on Transgender issues and Transgender Day of Remembrance can be found here, as well:
Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Visibility Guide