(update on info already put out to the UK press)
Throughout this week, members of the UK’s transgender community will be coming together at locations up and down the country to commemorate the death of hundreds of individuals murdered, worldwide for no other reason that they are trans – and to bear witness to a shocking increase in reported murders over the last twelve months. Read the rest of this entry »
The following is put together in collaboration with organisers of one of the main UK events taking place in November 2012. It is here as an initial press resource: but if anyone would like further information on individual events, please let me know and i will make introductions as appropriate.
On Tuesday 20 November thousands of members of the Trans community and their supporters will gather together at locations around the globe for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). They will do so to commemorate the hundreds of individuals murdered each year simply for being transgender. Read the rest of this entry »
There’s a rather nasty crime report doing the rounds right now which, sadly, is an easy bandwagon for internet transphobes and armchair “real men” to leap on to. To a lesser extent, it is a vehicle for trans fears, which I think is right, but not necessarily for the reasons enumerated. Read the rest of this entry »
How would you like to be know at your funeral? Mostly, i guess, my own answer is much the same as others would give: with respect, and as i have lived.
Which is to say that my own life and my obvious life intentions should be respected and not play second fiddle to anyone else’s issues.
Except: there are some instances – like murder – where stripping away the veneer may be a sad and awful necessity. Read the rest of this entry »
I guess this comes under the heading of nit-picking. And i do know that to be a bad habit, getting me into all sorts of trouble and argument i don’t intend.
But still, some recent posting from Zoe Brain has my fingers twitching and my brain locked on to a subject that i fear may be just a tad over-egged within the UK trans community.
To wit, trans murder. Read the rest of this entry »