THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — No words. That’s what struck me and many other transgender people as they read about the passing of trans woman Lisa Empanada via social media yesterday. Highly regarded and a shining light for others, Lisa’s passing took everyone by surprise.
Three weeks ago in Australia, Amber Maxwell, a determined and dedicated activist also left us, again, unexpectedly.
As a journalist, ‘no words’ is quite apt here. Most everyone reading this space is well aware of the alarming frequency this occurs in the trans community. The efforts of virtually every trans activist or advocate directly contributes to reversing these circumstances and one day, the frequency may drop to the rate as society as a whole.
In the meantime, we keep moving forward, taking a quiet moment from time to time to remember those that didn’t quite make it.
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