The most ignored story of the day? 116 transgender murders in 2011
So far today, this story is largely being overlooked and flat out not reported because every single LGBT website is running the same information on the Prop 8 ruling (because it would require too much effort to run their own content) – or, they’re all covering the same bit on NOM’s latest lie. Because, after all, those are THE most pressing issues the community has on it’s plate. This did, actually make it as a one sentence footnote on one site; that’s it.
Well done, all (and yes, that’s sarcasm)
Seven of this year’s murders were in the United States, TMM said. Washington D.C. hit headlines this year after a series of attacks against transgender people – one of them the fatal shooting of 23-year-old transgender woman Myles Mclean.
“I look forward to the day that no one has to hide or be killed, or bullied or teased or rejected simply for being the person they believe themselves to be,” said Eva-Genevieve Scarborough, 56, who is helping organize a remembrance event in Riverside, California.
“Society needs to be made aware that atrocities such as the murder of trans folks are still happening all around the world.”
Many transgender people seek surgery or hormones to change their physical gender. Others don’t, some by choice and some because discrimination or lack of means stop them accessing medical help.
Discrimination also damages their employment opportunities. And activists worldwide are battling to remove ‘gender identity disorder’ from lists of officially recognized mental illnesses.
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