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Monday 21 November 2011

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Yesterday (Sunday, 20th November, 2011) was Transgender Day of Remembrance.

I know, this isn't specifically lesbian news but transgenders are part of our community too, so I hope I don't receive any qualms over this post.

As you may or may not know, earlier this year, 14 year old, Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide as a result of homophobic bullying.

What you're probably less likely to know is that 50% of transgender people have attempted to commit suicide by the age of 20, whether they were successful or not, and at least one transgender is killed every month in America alone.

Although it was remembrance yesterday, I'd like you to take a moment, if you will, to remember those who committed suicide just for being who they are.

Also, if you ever witness any kind of bullying please tell someone. And if the bully is your friend, tell them to think twice before they say anything, because suicide? No sane, moralistic human being wishes that upon another person.


cjmax02 said...

Transgender women can identify as lesbians. :)

-blessed holy socks, the non-perishable-zealot said...

God blessa youse - Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL