Friday, November 19, 2010
Tomorrow (Nov. 20th) is the "Transgender Day of Remembrance," an occasion created a decade ago to memorialize the many who are harmed and killed by violence simply because they're perceived to be different. If you ever look at the facts and prevalence of those crimes, they'll make you cry.
It is a sad event. There are vigils and memorials around the country.
I mention this event not to depress you but to create more awareness of the issue. The first step to combatting cruelty resulting from prejudice is to educate people about what's actually happening in the world so they can understand and later oppose it.
P.S., I hope you don't mind that I'm posting a lot lately. I post when I have something to say and, lately, my mind has been fertile. I've thought about restricting my posts to an arbitrary number (e.g., one per day) but that's silly. Besides, it's my blog and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want to...