Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance, exists to pay tribute to and remember those transgender and gender non-conformers who lost those their lives though hatred and fear. Many have also used the day to make wider points about gender, discrimination and suicide.

In many countries including the UK many face fear, violence and discrimination daily and it is pleasing to see many organisations reaffirming to working toward a better future.

On the wider points we should celebrate that womanhood is not defined by outmoded notions from certain feminist thinkers or by sections of the media who want you to believe its to be found in a very expensive designer handbag and other lifestyle accessories. That masculinity is found from gassy larger and watching football. Or that you can be both or neither.

Also that the poignancy of today being trans or gender queer doesn't have to be all misery.