The Transgender Day Of Remembrance is a day for remembering transgender people who have been murdered because they were transgender. Depressingly, there always seems to be a new list of people who have died within the past year. You can read this year’s list here, although I should warn you that it isn’t easy reading.
Prejudice against transgender people is an issue which the whole world needs to solve. Whilst there has been a lot of progress in some parts of the world, even a cursory glance at the list will show you that things are still beyond terrible for transgender people in some parts of the world.
The fact is that transgender people have existed for as long as the rest of humanity has. Although some cultures and religions have repressed and persecuted trans people up until relatively recently and some religions and cultures still harbour prejudice against…
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