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International Transgender Day of Rememberance

Discussion in 'Bullies and Stalkers' started by Chewy, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

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    http://www.transgenderdor.org/?page_id=4

    I know there are quite a few bigots out there who think it is OK to judge, and make prejudiced statements against transgender people, mostly because they don't understand that it is a medical issue. Unfortunately those people contribute to the extension of that which leads to bullying and even murder.

    We can either be part of the solution or part of the hatred. November 20th is International Transgender Day of Remembrance where people honor those who became victims because of the bigotry of others.

    Please try to keep them in your mind.



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  2. Chewy

    Chewy New Member

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    Great blog


    http://www.questioningtransphobia.com/?p=3631
     
  3. Ada Wong

    Ada Wong Androgynous Mind

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    I hope that people will eventually realize that transgender or otherwise gender non-conforming individuals are not acceptable targets for verbal harassment, physical and sexual assaults, and other forms of cruelty. While things are slowly getting better for lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons, trans issues are still completely under the radar of the vast majority of people.

    Why is this such a large problem? A 2010 survey of 6,450 trans and gender non-conforming participants revealed the following:

    41% have attempted suicide.

    Of those expressing gender non-conformity at school, 78% had been bullied, 35% had been physically assaulted, and 12% reported sexual assault. 51% of those mistreated had attempted suicide.

    31% were harassed, 5% were physically assaulted, and 3% were sexually assaulted by teachers or school staff.

    15% reported leaving school due to harassment.

    Source: http://endtransdiscrimination.org/report.html

    Something desperately needs to change here. When will it?
     

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