I’ll be posting a longer commentary on a couple issues later this week but to tide you over here are some interesting links to news items and commentary of particular feminist interest.
We set aside November 20th to remember those have died due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, cross-dresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people. The Transgender Day of Remembrance raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, and publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through this vigil, we express our love and respect for those who face indifference, hatred and violence, while trying to educate, inspire and organize our way to a better world.