Transgender Day of Rememberance was established in 1999 to memorialize Rita Hester, a trans woman who was brutally murdered the year before. Her murder remains unsolved, as do many of the crimes committed against transgender and gender-nonconforming people. This year, sadly, is no different, as the official website reports that hundreds of transgender people were slain in the world this year, and more than a dozen in the United States.Simply for the act of crossing gender boundaries we are murdered at an alarming rate. With the bulk of those killed being Transgender women of color. The intersection of poverty, racism, and homophobia is a deadly combination
You will forgive us for being whiny about ENDA inclusion.