Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.:

“Last weekend, transgender activist and television personality Janet Mock made cable network history.

After the murders of four trans women were reported over a period of 48 hours, Mock, while guest hosting Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC, took time out of the program to name each of the reported 17 transgender women — 15 of whom were women of color — who have been murdered in 2015.”

(Via. Huffington Post)

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4 thoughts on “Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

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    I apologise for over-personalising this but allow me to share that this issue hits home personally.

    My father had my mother’s younger brother arrested while he (she?) was visiting us during his (her?) transition. Later, he (she?) and his (her?) wife were murdered in a covered-up plot to appear as double-suicide. The police made no further investigation and accepted that double-suicide. This happened during the 1960s.

    My mother pulled her .22 pistol as a show making her intention clear that she could kill me at any time for my change in 1985. That was the last I saw my mother before she departed from the final time she visited me (1992),

    So I cry deeply for each and every one of these heroic women who have far more presence than I’ll ever know. And cry again with the departing of others who will surely be met with the same hate.
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