"Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day dedicated "to memorializing those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice."
Transgender women, particularly trans women of color, are disproportionately likely to be victims of violence and murder. In 2012, the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs noted that 53% of all anti-LGBTQ hate crimes were committed against transgender women and that 73% of homicide victims were people of color."
As a society, we fail so very much on transgender issues. Even most mainstream lesbian, gay, and queer groups and movements are very cis-dominated and -focused.
This is extremely unacceptable. Trans people are people, dammit, and deserve so so so much better as a baseline of decency. We've got to get way better at this, y'all.