November 20, 2010

Weekly Reader: Battling Nuns, Football, & a Teabagger Friend

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2010 | 8:00 PM | comments

While all of today's posts on Bilerico Project have honored the Transgender Day of Remembrance and the many transfolk who have been killed for simply being themselves, we covered quite a bit more during the week. Managing Editor Alex Blaze...Read More

On The Day Of Remembrance

Filed by Rebecca Juro | November 20, 2010 | 6:00 PM | comments

A few years ago, I wrote a Transgender Day of Remembrance post for Bilerico Project which connected the issues of employment rights and hate crimes. With today's economy and political situation being what they are, I think it's time to...Read More

Do you know a trans person murdered because of their gender identity?

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | November 20, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

I have been struggling to find words appropriate to this Transgender Day of Remembrance. I can find no fitting words of my own. I am too far from the days when I wanted to die, when people stopped to point...Read More

Straight(ish?) Talk About Trans + Sex Work

Filed by Mercedes Allen | November 20, 2010 | 2:00 PM | comments

This reprises the trans-specific portion of "Sex Work and 'Human Trafficking' in Canada" at my site, DBM, which was both a response to the Ontario ruling that overturned sex work laws this past Fall and to inform a growing group...Read More

I'm the Wrong Dress Size

Filed by Amy Hunter | November 20, 2010 | 12:00 PM | comments

A dear friend of mine, Tucker Rafferty, after reading from Surfacing, a collection of essays I had penned, asked permission to adapt them into a one-woman show. The following was adapted from an essay titled "I'm the Wrong Dress Size"....Read More

TDOR Is A Memorial Event, Not A Party

Filed by Monica Roberts | November 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

One of the things that I've heard over and over from some quarters of the trans community about today's worldwide celebration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance is that it's 'too somber' or 'depressing'. Um, hello! It's a memorial to...Read More


Wisdom from Dr. Seuss

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2010 | 7:30 AM | comments

"Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!" -- Dr. Seuss...Read More

2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance

Filed by Bil Browning | November 20, 2010 | 7:00 AM | comments

Today is the 2010 Transgender Day of Remembrance. Projector Monica Helms put together this very touching video to commemorate the day as a tribute to those transgender people who have been found murdered across the world since the last...Read More