This November 20 is the 11th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day of honoring the lives lost due to anti-trans hatred and violence. It is also an opportunity to educate and engage in coalition building.
More than 160 trans persons were added to the list of victims this year. The Trans Murder Monitoring Project monitors and analyzes news reports of the deaths of trans people worldwide in order to collect this data. Most victims were women of color. Many were sex workers. You can read the full list here.
As Queen Emily put it last year, “… today we remember those of us still living–our fear, the fear that lives at the heart of every trans person, that someone will know that we are trans, and will kill us for it.”