2014 Transgender Day of Rememberence a sad day.

Many of the major LGB orgs are trying to spin the TDOR into something other than a sad day. Hands OFF! It's our day to remember our fallen.

TDOR 2014

2012 Northampton Massachusetts TDOR

Remembering and commemorating the lives of our slain family with solemn ceremony makes most of us sad. It’s a sad day. But when you leave the ceremony I hope you feel a renewed sense of community,as I do.  But in a sad way. It’s terrible that so many murders are committed, but its healing for me to know, we have done our fallen justice.

This year according to the Trans Respect Verse Transphobia Project administered by TGEU there have been 226 trans persons murdered between October 1st 2013 to September 30th 2014.

And as we know, there have been many more since September 2014 who will be remembered next year.

The report shows murders in 28 countries in the last 12 months, with the majority from Brazil (113), Mexico (31), Honduras (12), Venezuela (10), and the USA (10). While Brazil, Mexico, and the USA have the highest absolute numbers, the relative numbers show even more worrisome results for some countries with smaller population sizes like Honduras.

The TDOR 2014 update reveals a total of 1,612 reported killings of trans people in 62 countries worldwide from January 1st 2008 to October 1st 2014.

To our fallen family, Rest In Peace.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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