All posts tagged: Transgender

Recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance

November 20th is  Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), and we at Little Laos on the Prairie want to take adequate time to recognize this day. To quote tdor.info, “the Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.” This description underscores just how serious TDOR is. We as Lao Americans need to recognize TDOR because it is an issue that affects real people – people who are typically marginalized and excluded in many areas of society. As an underrepresented group ourselves, we Lao Americans need to advocate, protect, and celebrate other underrepresented groups so that we can guarantee social progress for everyone. Speaking of being underrepresented, it is also important to recognize that Black transwomen are disproportionately facing …