Transgender Day of Remembrance

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The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on 20 November, is a day to remember those who have been killed as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. TDoR was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a … Continue reading

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Cece McDonald: victim not villain

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Having just completed watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix, and thoroughly enjoyed it, my attention was caught this week by a real life story that has also just finished playing out in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cece McDonald is not a name that is known in the UK, but her … Continue reading

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Transgender Awareness Week #TransWk: Friday’s hero

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Brandon Teena is my last hero of the week. Murdered in 1993, aged 21, by two ex-convict associates of his girlfriend, Lana Tisdel, his tragic and violent story is the product of ignorance, hate and fear. Brandon’s only crime was passing as a man in a community that did not … Continue reading

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