Transgender Day of Remembrance

Better late than never, oops. GodlessLiberalHomo has a post that both reminded me and meditates on loss from the structural violence that bigotry can quietly and sinisterly rely upon. It’s up to every person to rigorously examine their own thoughts, attitudes and assumptions and for us to challenge ourselves if we are to break with historical, religious and cultural traditions that are imbued with hatred and lies and the privilege of one group over others. Such change is vital, morally right and rewarding, it is page one of human rights and as a human, that works for me.

4 Responses to “Transgender Day of Remembrance”

  1. Bina Says:

    I found a video (it’s on my blog; scroll down) recounting the names of murdered transgendered persons. Two things leapt out at me: how many are women (almost all), and the other–interesting in light of current events–how many were human rights activists in Honduras. Several were murdered (along with other women’s rights activists) since Gorilletti launched his putsch. There is definitely a political dimension to the violence.

  2. RickB Says:

    Thanks Bina, so ht2 you at http://www.hollow-hill.com/sabina/2009/11/transgender_hate-murders_on_th.html
    for this-

    And yes totally, this is where conservatives the world over, if they are to explain their beliefs as an acceptable ideology, have to address why they are a haven for bigots & hate crimes.

  3. Soumya Ranjan Says:

    South Asian feminist thinker and writer Sarojini Sahoo proves T is alien from LGB.
    Sarojini Sahoo tells that gender is a social creation, not a natural function of sex. Sex is related to our biological sexual make up and uses certain biological markers whereas gender is a common social expectation which puts borderlines for each sex.LGB are related to SEXUAL ORIENTATION and T is related to GENDER IDENTITY.
    Is transition required any way for the people who feel their soul remain in the wrong body?
    A very interesting discourse in this rarely discussed gender topic.
    You can access this from her blog SENSE & SENSUALITY at http://sarojinisahoo.blogspot.com/

  4. RickB Says:

    Soumya, I had a look it seems to be more transphobic comment born of a an intolerant faction of feminism. It is much discussed in fact and the transphobic bigots are being exposed for the poverty of their arguments.


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