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TDoR 2015: Memorial List of 27 Reported Deaths By Suicide

TDoR 2015: Memorial List of 27 Reported Deaths By Suicide

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an internationally recognized day to memorialize those who were murdered as a result of transphobia; a range of antagonistic attitudes and feelings against transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, gender nonconforming, and agender people. Most TDoR memorial lists omit the names of those who died by suicide. However, while the ways in […]

26-Year-Old Ashley Hallstrom is 20th Trans Person to Die By Suicide in 2015

26-Year-Old Ashley Hallstrom is 20th Trans Person to Die By Suicide in 2015

“Please help make this change because trans people are everywhere. You may never know who you’re hurting until it’s too late. Please help fix society.” “Please help fix society.” The words stung as I read them, remembering the same plea coming from Leelah Alcorn just under a year ago. Unfortunately, this wasn’t a quote from […]

14-Year-Old Emmett Castle is 19th Reported Trans Death By Suicide This Year

14-Year-Old Emmett Castle is 19th Reported Trans Death By Suicide This Year

Multiple news sites are reporting the tragic death of 14-year-old Emmett Castle as San Diego’s 4th trans death by suicide for 2015. Earlier this year, during the spring months, saw the deaths of a gender nonconforming youth named Sage David, a 16-year-old transgender girl named Taylor Alesana, and a 14-year-old transgender boy named Kyler Prescott. […]

Two More Communities Mourn Trans Deaths By Suicide; Both Reported in 24-Hour Period

Two More Communities Mourn Trans Deaths By Suicide; Both Reported in 24-Hour Period

On September 26, I made a memorial sign containing the names and photos of the 16 trans people reported to have died by suicide so far in 2015; and I took the sign with me to the Second Annual Journey to Hope Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention in my hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. […]

Spirit Halloween Releases Incredibly Transphobic Caitlyn Jenner and “Tranny Granny” Costumes

Spirit Halloween Releases Incredibly Transphobic Caitlyn Jenner and “Tranny Granny” Costumes

In case you missed it, the popular pop-up Halloween retailer Spirit Halloween has recently drawn ire after unveiling what many are calling a tasteless costume for Caitlyn Jenner. But according to the company, and internet commenters, it’s totally not transphobic. Trisha Lombardo, a representative from Spirit Halloween, told the New York Times that the costume […]

Participate in the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey

Participate in the 2015 U.S. Trans Survey

Designed as a follow up to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE)¬†2015 U.S. Trans Survey aims to create a “go-to source for information on the lives and experiences of trans people”. According to NCTE’s website, over 13,000 individuals have already pledged to take the survey. However, the organization now […]

Bitch Planet Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick Seeking Input from Trans Community

Bitch Planet Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick Seeking Input from Trans Community

Are you a fan of comic books? Have you been reading Kelly Sue DeConnick’s fabulous series, Bitch Planet? If so, you might be interested to know that she is currently looking to speak with women readers who are trans about upcoming characters and plot lines for the series. In particular, she is hoping to hear […]

Honoring Sam Ehly a Non-Binary Trans person #RememberSam

Honoring Sam Ehly a Non-Binary Trans person #RememberSam

When 21-year-old Sam Ehly’s obituary went live after they died by suicide this past June 26, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia, their family grieved the loss of a “son” and a “brother”. But Sam’s very close friend Rabbit has since come forward to ensure that Sam’s wish to be remembered as a non-binary person is respected […]

#MyVanityFairCover And My Continued Experience of Non-Binary Erasure

#MyVanityFairCover And My Continued Experience of Non-Binary Erasure

Let me preface by saying that I in no way feel that I deserve a Vanity Fair cover, however, as somebody who identifies as a non-binary gender identity I feel that the #MyVanityFairCover campaign is important to participate in. To begin with, I want to say that I think it is great that Crystal Frasier […]

Reported Suicide of 14-Year-Old Trans Activist Kyler Prescott

Reported Suicide of 14-Year-Old Trans Activist Kyler Prescott

Multiple news sites over the past week have been reporting on the tragic death of 14-year-old trans activist Kyler Prescott. Well known across the LGBT community in San Diego, Kyler was also an accomplished pianist and poet. Despite acceptance from friends and family Kyler’s mother, Katherine Prescott, told 10News that her son had been the […]

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