Today, March 31st, is Trans Day of Visibility!
This is hosted by Trans Student Educational Resources, and this years theme is Trans Resistance.
With these statistics it’s clear that today is a very important day! This year 8 trans women have been murdered:
- Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow
- Mesha Caldwell
- Jojo Striker
- Jaquarrius Holland
- Tiara Lashaytheboss Richmond
- Chyna Doll Dupree
- Ciarra McElveen
- Alfonza Watson
All of these women were women of color as well. Last year twenty-seven trans women were murdered, making it the deadliest documented year for trans related murders. Although it is likely that there were even more murders that didn’t make the news or the victims weren’t reported as transgender. Trans day of visibility is described as “not a day for mourning: this is a day of empowerment and getting the recognition we deserve!” by the TSER. I fell like part of that recognition is shedding light on…
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