"This morning, the Christian Democrats blocked a notice of motion acknowledging today as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. “It is very disappointing that the (NSW)Parliament will not pass a motion commemorating victims of homicide just because they are transgender."The Transgender Day of Remembrance is not a day of protest. There is no political activity, nor fundraising. It is, quite simply, a day where we read out the names of those slain for being Trans or Intersex, or killed for even appearing to be Trans or Intersex. Those whose names we know. 238 this year, with thousands whose names we don't know. We remember and memorialise their names, because no-one else does, and no-one deserves to die un-noted and unmourned. We don't even protest their deaths, just record them. This is unacceptable to the "Christian" Democrats. It's not enough for them for us to be killed, even the fact of our deaths must be erased.
Friday, 22 November 2013
I put them last on the ballot, after the white supremacists and anti-science nutters.