THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance and I thought I’d share one of the better articles I’ve read about the slippery slope that leads to many transgender lives shortened, or a life in society’s gutter.
“When the LGBT community breeds transphobia, everyone gets left behind, and the scores of transgender women who are commemorated each year at the Transgender Day of Remembrance are proof”. — Jake Finney.
I have to agree with the Mr. Finney that many problems facing transgender people stem from within the larger LGBTQ community. For whatever reason, trans people are on the bottom rung. But all is not loss says the writer:
“Yet, while 41% of adult transgender people report to having attempted suicide at least once in their life, there is a great deal of resilience, determination, and perseverance, making transgender people the greatest warriors of all in the movement for LGBTQ equality.”
Read the entire article: Op-ed: The Harsh Reality of Some Transgender Lives | Commentary | The Advocate.
From LGBT POV: “I [Jake Finney] am the manager the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Anti-Violence Project. I provide advocacy and legal services for victims of anti-transgender discrimination and violence. In this role, and as past Vice-Chair for West Hollywood’s Transgender Advisory Board, I have become part of planning the Day of Remembrance.”
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