Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Day of Remembrance

"Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day set aside each year by the LGBT community to remember and memorialize those who were killed as a result of anti-transgender hatred and prejudice, also known as transphobia.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is held on 20 November and was founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith 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. This day marks the 9th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance." (from PrideDEPOT)

I don't really have anything to add to that besides to point you to a few links, if you're so inclined. One is something I just found today (because of a facebook friend's status) and it is the 2007 Transgender Day of Remembrance Webcomic Project and I only glanced at a few of them because they were quite hard to deal with (and more depressing than any Peanuts strip.)
The other is something that has seemingly been around for years. It's really really somber and sad but powerful and it is definitely worth checking out. It's Remembering Our Dead.

(and here were some resources that I found while I was snooping around)

[and on a regular site schedule note I was trying to think of what to profile for BBE* but I kinda wanted to "honor today"(?) and I really couldn't find something appropriate that wasn't like a funeral dirge or requiem. Plus I've gotten really lazy about it.]

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