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Transgender day of remembrance

Recent suicides by teens who were bullied for being gay have been all over the news, but violence against transgender people isn't talked about very often. International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which is tomorrow, November 20, is working to change that.

Although it was originally created as a day to remember the lives lost to anti-transgender violence, it also serves as a day to raise awareness of transgender communities and their allies, as well as the prejudice they often face. 

The message of the day is that people who are different than you still deserve your respect -- and participating in Transgender Day of Remembrance tomorrow is one way to show that respect. Whatever you do doesn't have to be big. Something as simple as making a pledge with your friends to not judge other people and posting it on your Facebook wall can be a great way to participate.

If you or a friend are looking for support, TransYouth Family Allies or The Trevor Project can help.

What can you do to honor lives lost to hate crimes? Blog it out babes. 


by Alissa Scheller | 2/1/2016