posted on Nov, 20 2009 @ 01:53 PM
On today, the Transgender Day of Remembrance, I found myself looking through a list of the people who were murdered in the past year because of their
That list can be found here: www.transgenderdor.org...
It is difficult to accurately estimate the prevalence of transgender people in Western countries. As many as 2-3% of biological males engage in
cross-dressing, at least occasionally. Current estimates of the prevalence of transsexualism are about 1 in 10,000 for biological males and 1 in
30,000 for biological females. The number of people in other transgender categories is unknown.
...Using the above calculation, 1,000,000 (1 million) men in the U.S. are transgendered, making it 1 in 500. If this applies worldwide (broad
assumption) then 14,000,000 (14 million) men worldwide are transgendered - not including women. Using the DSM IV's estimate of 3 : 1 (transsexuals)
then 14,000,000 men and 4,666,000 women for a total guesstimate of at least 18,666,000 transgendered persons worldwide.
Information on Day of Remembrance:
The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in the wake of the November 28, 1998 murder of African-American transwoman Rita Hester of Boston, MA.
Rita’s murder was the impetus for San Francisco based activist Gwen Smith to begin the Remembering Our Dead web project and organize a vigil in San
Francisco on the one year anniversary of Rita’s murder.
Hundreds of people are murdered every year because of their gender identity.
You may be asking where the conspiracy is.
Well, when are these murders reported in the main stream media? Did you have any idea the sheer vast number of people murdered in South America every
single year because they are transgender? I have no idea what happens in South America, the news doesn't tell us, at least in the United States. What
This is awful.
Please, take a few minutes today to remember and pay attention to the people who have lost their lives and the people who are put at risk everyday by
living their lives and being transgender.
If you have inappropriate comments, please don't bother posting here. I have numerous transgender friends, and this is a serious issue about hate
crimes and discrimination and the suppression of an epidemic of hate and violence against people simply living their lives.
Did you know this was going on? Did you really? Did you have any idea that so many people were murdered because they were transgender in 2009
If not, why not?
If you don't feel inclined to say so, but you do support the transgender community, this is the time to do it.
I support the transgender community and I want to make others aware of the epidemic of hate crimes against transgender individuals. What about you?
[edit on 11/20/2009 by ravenshadow13]