Acknowledging one’s privilege is always a healthy exercise – whatever the context.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to honor transgender people who were killed because of their transgender identity. The event began in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil.
The Trans Oral History Project debuted a video exploring violence against trans people, highlighting critical perspectives from trans community leaders who make the case for an emerging trans movement at the Center on Halsted‘s TDoR event. Watch it below:
In 2010, 44 percent of LGBT murder victims were transgender women, and 70 percent of LGBT murder victims were people of color, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Transgender people as a whole are only about 1 percent of the population. Among the transgender murder victims, 42 percent of them were engaged in sex work at the time of their murder.
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