Transgender Day Of Rememberance, 2013

Trigger Warning: Transphobia, Murder, Hate, Suicide

This is the time of year I dread. I wish we lived in a world where we didn’t need a day like the Transgender Day of Remembrance, but we do. And the numbers are staggering, growing each year. Not because more trans people are being murdered now than ever before (though that may also be the case), but because more victims are being recognized and identified as transgender, and more of these crimes are being reported and recognized as crimes.

It also needs to be recognized that the vast majority of these victims are people of colour, sex workers, or both, and most are trans women or genderqueer.

Here is a list of 70 of those names (from http://www.transgenderdor.org/memorializing-2013), though according to TGEU (Transgender Europe), there have been 238 transgender people murdered worldwide in the past year. Note that these names are only of people murdered, and does not include the vast number of trans people who have committed suicide in the past year as well.

Natália Sotero (age:20)
Rafael da Silva Tavares (age:21)
Valeria (age:30)
Unknown woman
Joales dos Santos (age:22)
Wagner Paula Rodrigues (age:42)
Unidentified woman
Unidentified woman
Otávio Nascimento Valadares (age: 20)
Unidentified child (age: 13)
Ronald Feitosa Souza (age:26)
Fábio da Conceição Machado (age: 26)
Jorge Luciano Soares De Oliveira (age: 38)
unidentified woman
Rosa Fernando Domingues (age:36)
unidentified woman
unidentified woman
Joelma
Mônica Lewinski (age:38)
unknown woman
Nicole Galisteu (age:20)
Stephanie (age:33)
Dalvalei José Alves Pereira (age:37)
Camila
Fernanda Queiroz
Angel Francisco Martinez Gonzalez
Ashley Sinclair
Kelly Young
Palmira Garcia (age:37)
Gaye
Karen
“Tiffany” Wesley Holder (age 19)
Adán Amilcar Iglesias (age 20)
Daniel Mendoza Ricardo Macias (age:23)
Domonique Newburn (age:31)
Islan Nettles (age:21)
Dwayne Jones  (age 16)
Cemia “CeCe” Dove (age:23)
Renato Espinosa Reyes (age:23)
(age:22)
Eyricka Morgan  (age:26)
Mylene (age:42)
Evon Young (age:22)
Artegus Konyale Madden (age:37)
Dora Oezer (age:24)
Unknown woman
Natascha (age:27)
Brunete Nascimento Chagas (age:22)
Unknown woman
Unknown woman
Unknown woman
Unknown woman
Hilary Molina Mendiola
S. Athiswaran (age:31)
Gunce Hatun
Unidentified woman
Diamond Williams (age:31)
Terry Golston
Jock Maurice McKinney (aka Valarie)
Dicky Othman
Fatima Woods (age:53)
Melony Smith (age:28)
unknown woman (age:18)
“Maiara” Castro Da Silva (age:23)
Unidentified woman (age:21)
Unidentified woman
Unidentified woman
Unidentified woman
Unidentified woman
Amari White

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