FFAA Commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2018 • 9:55 am

TDOR reminds Americans to honor transgender people who lost their lives in 2018 and commit to change

WASHINGTON — Freedom for All Americans is joining activists and organizations around the globe in commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance today. The day provides an opportunity to pause and pay tribute to the transgender people who have lost their lives over the last year to transphobic violence and discrimination.

Freedom for All Americans’ CEO, Masen Davis, released the following statement:

“This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the transgender lives lost to violence, including at least 22 in the United States and more than 300 around the world.  Those we remember are not nameless or faceless – their families, friends, and loved ones remember and mourn them every single day. As a movement, we must commit to ensuring the safety and security of transgender Americans – especially transgender women of color who are so-often targets of violence. No one should face discrimination or death simply because of who they are.

“As a movement, we’ve had successes – particularly this year – in educating Americans about what it means to be transgender, and about the basic humanity of transgender people. But we must do more. We must amplify and grow support for basic dignity and respect for transgender lives. We must also pass laws protecting people from discrimination based on gender identity and expression. So as we remember the many trans lives lost to violence, let’s commit to taking action to make sure no other transgender people suffer simply because of who they are.”

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign to secure full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people nationwide. Our work brings together Republicans, Democrats, and Independents, businesses large and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.
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