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Transgender Remembrance Day

TDOR

Twelve years ago Transgender Day of Remembrance was created to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred.  On November 20, 2011 we will pause to honor those transgender persons who were forever lost to the world.  If you don’t have a transgender remembrance memorial or program on campus or in your community, consider sending out information and links to shed light on this very serious topic.

From Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition:

  • 13%-56% of transgender people had been fired
  • 13%-47% had been denied employment
  • 22%-31% had been harassed, either verbally or physically, in the workplace

From Youth Pride, Inc.:

  • 33.2% of transgender youth have attempted suicide. (2006).
  • 55% of transgender youth report being physically attacked. (GLSEN, 2003).
  • 74% of transgender youth reported being sexually harassed at school, and 90% of transgender youth reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression. (GLSEN, 2001).
  • In a survey of 403 transgender people, 78% reported having been verbally harassed and 48% reported having been victims of assault, including assault with a weapon, sexual assault or rape. (1997).

To find out about events happening around the world, visit the International Transgender Day of Remembrance website, http://www.transgenderdor.org/.

It Gets BetterIt Gets Better
@ItGetsBetter, #ItGetsBetter
The It Gets Better project was created in September 2010 to share with LGBT youth a positive future.  The hope is that these videos which allow LGBT people to share their own stories of survival and success will help a younger generation get through difficult times and feel supported through their teen years.

I recommend viewing the It Gets Better pagefocused specifically on the experiences of Transgender individuals for National Trans Remembrance Day

Show your Campus Pride!Campus-Pride-
http://www.campuspride.org/
@campuspride

Campus Pride is an organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network “for” and “by” student leaders. Campus Pride hosts a number of resources available to college students, and provides a place for LGBT teens to look for queer-friendly colleges throughhttp://www.campusclimateindex.org/  Consider getting your college listed on the index!

Listen to a recent interview with Campus Pride executive director Shane Windmeyer (@shanewindmeyer) and Eric Stoller (@ericstoller) on Student Affairs Live

Originally posted on 11/18/11 on the SA Women Talk Tech Blog

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