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The Lounge at the End of the Universe => Gallimaufry => Topic started by: SpareInch on November 20, 2017, 07:41:09 AM

Title: 20 November - Trans Day Of Remembrance
Post by: SpareInch on November 20, 2017, 07:41:09 AM
November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Events are taking place all over the world to remember those killed in acts of transphobic hatred. Please take a moment to remember this years victims. :'(

https://tdor.info
Title: Re: 20/11 - Trans Day Of Remembrance
Post by: Scuba Man on December 18, 2017, 03:26:59 PM
I'm sorry that I wasn't able to see your post last month.  Transgender rights are in the news over here in Canada. From my public broadcaster:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/transgender-kids-documentary-1.4453667 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/transgender-kids-documentary-1.4453667)
...and...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/transgender-kids-documentary-2-1.4450918 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/transgender-kids-documentary-2-1.4450918)

Sincerely,
Scuba Man.
Title: Re: 20/11 - Trans Day Of Remembrance
Post by: SpareInch on December 18, 2017, 11:48:07 PM
Hey, TDOR comes around every year, so now you know about it, you can show solidarity next time. We're always going to be a tiny minority, so we need all the allies we can get. :)

We've been in the news a bit here in the UK too, because the government is reviewing the Gender Recognition Act. This has brought a lot of transphobic groups out to level all sorts of daft accusations. Fortunately, noisy as they are, people who actually know us know better.

I could go on longer, but I don't want to pull politics onto the forum. Apart from anything else, and without outing anyone, I know I'm not the only trans in these parts, and nobody should feel in the least uncomfortable here ;)
Title: Re: 20 November - Trans Day Of Remembrance
Post by: SpareInch on December 18, 2017, 11:56:51 PM
BTW - I changed the date format in the topic title, just in case using UK shorthand confused anyone. I know the US equivalent sometimes confuses me. ;)