Monday, 19 November 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

On November 20th we remember them.

Another year, another grim list of those trans+ people whose lives were lost because of anti transgender hatrid and violence. One such person was Naomi Hersi who died after being found with knife wounds, of the few reports several misgendered her and/or tied it into their agenda over knife violence in London and coded comments on race ignoring the specific issues which contributed to her death. There's many places around the world where it is unsafe to be openly trans, more closer to home the current coverage from the UK media of misinformation and moral panics from the 80s Section 28 play book can only make things potentially riskier and encourage those already emboldened in their hatrid over the last few years to take it out on a trans/ nb + individual.

If only that powerful trans cabal the media talks about actually exists.