Transgendered Day of Rememberance

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Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. It was started in 1998 to remind the world of gender intolerance and to remember those who have lost their lives to trans bashing or violence against transgendered people.

This year’s Day of Remembrance is particularly timely as two black transwomen lost their lives to violence in a week. Duana Johnson, who died in an assassination style shooting to the head after sparking a movement against police brutality against GLBTQI people, and Latiesha Green, (htp Sudy), who identified as gay and whose mother also identified hir as transgendered and said that hir shooting, while stopped at a stop light, was also transphobic.

They are the latest of an increasingly long list of transgendered people who have been the targets of hate crimes and state sanctioned violence. They are also the latest in that list to die because of it.

There has been a lot of talk about the disconnect between recent mobilization for gay rights and the silence, ambivalence, or luke warm, response to Johnson and Walker’s deaths. To me it is because they sit at the intersections of two equally marginalized identities: black and trans, not b/c the are one or the other. And while I too have questioned how the movement will court the black community while failing to be as passionate about these two hate crimes as they have been about marriage, today is not the day to continue those recriminations. Even Dan Savage, whose writing is credited as the source for the first queer article blaming black people for prop 8’s loss, has raised money for Johnson’s funeral and changed his talk about prop 8 (tho not apologized as far as I know).

Today, let us spend our energy not only in remembering all of those who have been lost, but also in the ways that we can work to ensure the rising tide of hate against the transcommunity, and the queer community in general, is turned. Today we honor the passing of those who were brave enough to transgress from little

You can find out more about the history of today as well as events in your area here

In Memory of (click names for their stories):

Edna Brown

Tyra Hunter

Huriell Lockett
(David King)

Unknown
New York City, 1972

Rhonda Star
(Ronnie Dean Lyles)

Cynthia Coffman

Felicia Coffman

Harvey Aberles

Unknown
Atlanta, 10/29/91

Jamie Ford

Jean (Woodrow) Powell

Unknown,
Atlanta 12/20/92

Anthony Swain

Derry Glenn

Quincy Favors Taylor

Lynn Therrett

David A. Perez

Michelle Maree

Rev. John “Gypsy” Prowett

Chanelle Pickett

Brandon

Logan Smith

Robyn Brown
(James Brown)

Maxwell Confait

Giuseppe Mandanici

Marsha P. Johnson

Alan Fitzgerald Walker

Jae Stevens

Stella Essie
(Jerome Brent)

Debra Forte

Unknown,
Madrid, 1997

Jose Angel Osuna

Mara Duvouw

John

Sigfrilda Shantall
Pastor Arguelles

Fitzroy “Jamaica” Green

Luana
(Junior de Silva Lago)

Chanel Chandler

Rita Hester

Unknown
Santa Ana, 11/20/88

Harold Draper

Richard Goldman

Monique Rogers

Jessy Santiago

Cameron “Tina” Tanner

Robert Woefel

Thomas Hall

Maria “La Conchita”
Palencia

Rene “Michelle” Ouellet

Tasha Dunn

Terrie Ladwig

Chrissey (Marvin) Johnson

Steven Wilson

Christian Paige

Vianna Faye Williams

Johanna Langer

Unknown
Guatemala City, 1997

Robert H. Jones

Stacey Estupinian

Unknown
Los Angeles, 1991

Diane Delia

Marcela
(Sergio Arias)

Lisa Janna Black

Janice Ricks

Dianne Aubert

Deanna Wilkinson

Larry Laverne Turner

Karla (José Alexis) Barrahona

Mocha Celis

Shawn Keegan

Keooudorn Phothisane

Castro Nova Estabon

Gracie (James) Detzler

Felix Abarca

Nikki

Jerrell Williams

Venus Xtravaganza

Donald Pierce

Monique (Rufus) Thomas

Lauryn Paige
(Donald Fuller)

Carlos “Tasha” Santiago

Lazaro Comesana

Peggy Santiago

Carmen Marie Montoya

Rafael Sanchez Ayala

Jody Susan Ford

Steve Dwayne Garcia

Grayce “Candace” Baxter

Robert Eads

William Battles

Unknown
Philadelphia, 1995

Anna Francisco

Lynn Montana

Patrick Calvert

Gisele Gaga’

Tarayon Corbitt

Stephan “Stephanie” Chapman

Unknown
Houston, 2/25/99

Ashley-Ann Summers
(Eric Farrow)

Cam (Camilla) Lyman

Chantal Gillade

Ernest “Ernestine” Murray

Unknown
Oakland, 7/10/95

Gordon Tuckey

Regina Haskins

David F. McLaughlin

Unknown
Bronx, 2/8/92

Donnie O. Osby

Larry Venzant

Leslie Re’Geanne

Alanna Kella

Reynaldo “Reyna” Sandoval

Unknown
Washington, D.C., 1/4/82

Rosando “Crystal” Sanchez-Reyes

Tracy Thompson

James “Tatiana” Rivers

Tara O’Hara

Ruby Bota

Philip Robert Filshie

Daniel A. Castro

“Midnight”
(Kenneth Dale Robinson)

Christiaan D’Arcy

Jacqueline Julita Anderson

David Edward Wigley

Unknown
San Antonio, 03/29/91

Unknown
Akron, 09/17/94

Emmon Bodfish
(Margaret Bodfish)

Carol Wright

Unknown
San Diego, 6/22/94

Valerie Hill

Shannon Elroy Clay

Derrick “Miss Tess” Hampton

Unknown
Miami, 1984

Barbara (William) Brodie

Jean Shelley
Boushard Fox

Toni (David) Lowry

Martine Bohn

Chiron Collins
(Allen Kenneth Byrd)

Jonathan “Tanya” Streater

Faustino “Tina” Arroyo

Diane (Anthony Ellsworth) Carter

Sherri Ransom

Tianna (Timothy) Langley

Steven Hernandez

Samantha York

Eduardo Lora Vasallio

Michelle Byrne

Juaquin Jiminez

Linda Williams

Vernon Sivills

Maurice E. Murray

Lim Yeow Chuan

Jessica (Gerardo) Castillo

Phyllis Olson

“Benderella”

Cortez Morris

Clyde Massie

Terry Wilson

Charles Albert Lizotte

Felix Benitez

Terri Williams Moore

Jane Golden
(James Boyd)

Ramon Baez

Victor Hugo Castillejos

Rita Sellers

Carla Leigh Salazar

Perry Young

Unknown
Boston, 1979

Vanessa (Barry) Lane

Rodney D. Neadeau

Ali He’shun Forney

Unknown
Santa Ana, 7/10/93

Dion Webster

Adele Bailey

Kevin Freeman

Pfc. Barry Winchell

Yancey-Lisa R.

Yamile (Jorge) Lee

Barbarella
(Joe V.)

Kareem Washington

Barretta Williams

Marvin Ball

Chareka Keys

“Tiny”
(Robert Howard Gibson)

Quona R. Clark

Tacy Raino Ranta

Lindsey Alexander
(Todd Alexander Asay)

Unknown
Dallas, 12/8/99

Toni Lee

Alina Marie Barragan

Christine Chappel

Jill Seidel

Delores Mack

Ihok
(Hugo Yonathan)

Vanesa-Lorena Ledesma
(Miguel Angel Ledesma)

Curdell James III

Michelle Lynne O’Hara

Carla Natasha Hunt

Stephanie Yazum
(Frank Yazum)

Toya Charlton

Andre Vacarro

Tyra Henderson

Amanda Milan

Julie Birchall

Unknown
New York City, 1975

Déjà (Dondre) Johnson

Astrid La Fontaine

Dayana
(Jose Luis Nieves)

Keith E. Jackson

Julia Carrizales

Beverly Lineth

Dinh Van Vo

Brandi Houston

James Jerome Mack

Ana Melisa Cortez

Billy Jean Lavette

Antonio Johnson

Francisco Javier Luna

Robert Martin

Sissy (Charles) Bolden

F.C. Martinez, Jr.

Jamie (James) Jackson

Loni Okaruru

Joanne Lillecrapp

Willie Houston

Alexandra

Unknown
Rome, 9/12/98

Carlo Enrique Teixeira

Marzia De Melo Rosa

Antonio Texera Dos Santos

Antonia K.

Terrianne Summers

Faye Urry

Bibi Barajas
(Hugo Cesar Barajas)

Marquita (Martin) Johnson

Michelle Paz

Unknown
Indonesia, 5/17/02

Gary “Brazon” McMurtry

Unknown
Japan, 2/26/02

Arlene (Hector) Diaz

Aretha “ReRe” Scott
(Franklin Freeman)

Alejandro Ray Lucero

Della Reeves
(Lester Childress)

Amy (Raymond) Soos

“Walquiria”
(aka “Walter”)

Paola Matos

Leonela Valero Parra

Chris Muzett
(Eddie Matthews)

Anjie Milano (Andy Rafael Milano)

Nicole Lee Anderson
(Thomas Shrom)

Deasha
(Gerald Andrews)

Ukea Davis

Raymond Nonato

Stephanie Thomas

Victor Pachas

Pilar (Vladimir)
Ibáñez Carrasco

Sidnei Geber Aguila

Daniel Phillip
“Danielle” Redding

Raimundo Rocha Alves

Nguyen Bui Linh

Ontwon Curtis

Ediviana Lopez da Cruez

Joseph Moran

Porfiro Mejia

Gwen Araujo

Roberta Nizah Morris

Georgina Matehaere

Timothy “Cinnamon” Broadus

Nikki Nicholas

Danisha Victoria
Principal Williams

Chandini, aka Nazir

Mimi Young

Tanesha Starr

Luciana D. S. Oliveira Mazza

Tamyra Michaels

Shelby Tracey Tom

Ze Galhinha

Ronald Andrew Brown

Merlinka
(Vjeran Miladinovic)

Amanda Jofré

Unknown
Columbia, 03/06/03

Cinnamon (Kendrick) Perry

Nireah Johnson

Brandie Coleman

Ericka (Erick David) Yáñez

Jessica Mercado

Unknown
Brazil, 04/02

Fernanda Covarrubi

Jorge Rafael Cruz

Marcelo Cesar Goulart

Selena Álvarez-Hernández

Bella Evangelista

Emonie Kiera Spaulding

Michael Charles Hurd

“Amirilis”

Dayana Valverde

Rogelio Jiménez Cortez

Cassandra “Tula” Do

Enrico Taglialatela

“Sindy” Cuarda

Rider Orcero

Erika Johana

Lee “China” Zainal

Adrian Torres de Assuncao

Stanley Van Dyke Traylor

Unknown
New Zealand, 2/9/04

Reshae McCauley

Mickey Ward-El Smith

Precious Armani

Unknown
India, 6/7/04

Unknown
Puerto Rico, 7/11/04

Augusto Flores Munoz

Cedric Thomas

Pedro Cruz Ramos

Unknown
Puerto Rico, 7/11/04

Darryl Fearon

Gennaro Rizzo

Tony “Delicious” Green

LeandroÊBispo Estavao

Rivera Rene

Divas B

Joel Robles

Bella Martinez

Andre

Unknown
Long Beach, 11/06/04

Unknown
Peru, 11/26/04

Ryan Shey Hoskie

Penny Port

Karlien Carstens

Felicia Moreno

Alejandra Galicio

Luana

Unknown
Argentina, 1/12/05

Phool Chand Yadav

C. Hernández

Unknown
Argentina, 2/22/05

Eddie Chung Chou Lee

Timothy Blair, Jr.

Amancio “Delilah” Corrales

Ashley Nickson

Robert Binenfeld

Kasha Blue

Julio Argueta

Marisa

Ronnie Paris, Jr.

Mylène

Noleen Jansen

Irene

Lisa D.

Christina Smith

Duana Johnson

Kaaseem Adalla Juanda

Donathyn J. Rodgers

Unknown
Malaysia, 11/11/05

Latiesha Green

source Remembering Our Dead

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