Don’t Forget! Tomorrow is the 2009 Trans Day of Remembrance

Join Transgender Health Empowerment, the DC Trans Coalition and others to commemorate the 2009 Trans Day of Remembrance with speakers and a nondenominational ceremony. Snacks will be provided. Speakers include Diego Sanchez, openly-trans legislative aide to Senator Barney Frank, and Barry Peyton, father of recently murdered Ty’lia “Na Na Boo” Mack.

Contact dctranscoalition@gmail.com if you need help getting to the event, or if you have any questions. The closest metro station is Mt. Vernon Square/7th St Conv Ctr (Green/Yellow Line).

You can read DCTC’s statement about TDOR here: https://dctranscoalition.wordpress.com/2009/11/08/our-statement-for-the-2009-trans-day-of-remembrance-2/

Also, local GLBT magazine Metro Weekly has a powerful interview with advocate Earline Budd in today’s issue. In it, she discusses some of the harsh realities faced by trans people, especially young trans women of color and sex-workers, including incarceration, family rejection and homelessness. In honor of TDOR, we hope you’ll take a look by following this link:  “Trans Awakening: Earline Budd’s journey has been difficult and dangerous — and led her to bring compassion to her activism

Trans Awakening

Earline Budd’s journey has been difficult and dangerous — and led her to bring compassion to her activism

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