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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. This isn't about pride or parties.
Last night, family and friends gathered in Philadelphia's Love Park to hold a vigil in honor of Diamond Williams, a trans woman of color who was brutally murdered and dismembered last week in an act of transphobic violence.
2012 saw the 4th highest murder rate of LGBTQ and HIV-affected people in history, according to the annual Hate Violence Report released by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. The report analyzes statistics collected in 18 states about survivors and victims' age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and type of violence experienced in order to track trends in the violence directed at the LGBTQH community.
Ally Robledo was served with trespassing charges on April 8th as she was leaving Rosauer's grocery store in Lewiston, Idaho. Robledo, who is openly transgender, was charged for using the women's restroom.
The continued transphobic news coverage by Fox News needs to stop. As the rest of soceity realizes the need for fair and equal treatment of trans people, why haven't the very people that make us aware of this progress?
Last week, hosts of Fox News's The O'Reilly Factor made a series of offensive, dehumanizing comments about transgender inmate Michelle Kosilek.
Transgriot founder and blogger and trans advocate Monica Roberts challenges the sexism and transphobia on VH1's show Love and Hip Hop.