Hey there, fabulous friends and allies!
Today, we’re stepping into a space of reverence and respect, because it’s November 20th – Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). This day, we light up the less sparkly side of our glittering rainbow, as we remember and honor the transgender people who have lost their lives to violence and prejudice.
TDOR isn't just a day; it's a powerful reminder that while we've made some amazing strides, our march toward true equality is far from over. It's a call to action, to uplift and protect trans lives, wrapped in a promise that we won't rest until the world sees the beauty and strength in our vibrant trans community.
So, what can we do? First, let's educate and celebrate! Dive into the stories of trailblazing trans folks – from Marsha P. Johnson's revolutionary spirit to Laverne Cox's dazzling advocacy. Share their tales, wear your trans pride gear with gusto, and if you can, support trans-led organizations that are doing the heavy lifting every day.
And let's get creative! How about we craft a sea of handmade trans pride flags to wave in solidarity? Or maybe you're a whiz with a pen and can write letters of support to trans individuals and groups? Better yet, let's create art that reflects the triumphs and challenges of the trans journey – because we all know that art speaks volumes.
Tonight, many will hold vigils, lighting candles against the darkness. If you attend, bring your light – and let it be a beacon of hope, a signal that you stand with the trans community today and every day. If you're at home, light a candle by your window. It's a simple act, but imagine the warmth it carries across miles and hearts.