Thursday, November 20, 2008

Transgender day of remembrance, 2008

additional links:

Ten years, 400 dead, and counting (Transgriot)

Not just a name on a list (The Bilerico Project)

For Teish Cannon (Crip Chick)

Memorializing 2008 (

Transgender day of remembrance (Deb Crow's Journal)

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance to "memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice." The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 spawned the "Remembering Our Dead" online project and candlelight vigil. Of course, there are many interconnections between queer, transgendered, gendered, raced and disabled bodies: to read an earlier post by Shiva at Biodiverse Resistance about why an alliance between the transgender rights movement and disability rights movement is necessary, see here. And here is a link to a FORGE Forward keynote speech that Eli Claire gave about the intersections of trans, queer and disability identities and politics.

Below are links to some Transgender Day of Remembrance 2008 posts I've read this morning:

Transgender day of remembrance 2008 events and locations (

How to mourn (Lisa, Questioning Transphobia. Cross posted at Sexual ambiguities)

Transgender day of remembrance 2008 (Bird of paradox)

The value of a life (Dented blue mercedes)

Texas transgender day of remembrance (Planet transgender)

In memory of Rita: attend a trans day of rembrance (Queer