To my readers who live in the United States, Happy Thanksgiving to you! For those of you who do not live in the US, Thanksgiving Day is a day that commemorates the historical landing of the “New World Settlers” while sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower ship. These new settlers left England in pursuit of Religious freedom.
This US holiday is a day where all Americans in the world have a right to pig out and eat so much until they cannot eat anymore. It’s also a day of giving thanks.
I wish to say that I am very thankful of the LGBT community for having them as my pillar of support when I needed people to understand me because I can relate to them. Thank you LGBT community for fighting for our rights! God Bless the LGBT community. Happy Thanksgiving!
If there is one group in the LGBT community who is more likely forgotten at times, it would be the Transgendered community. They are a very important sector of the LGBT community that needs to have their voice heard as we fight for equality. Every year on November 20, “Transgendered Day of Remembrance” is celebrated as a opportunity for communities to come together and honor transgendered individuals or those perceived to be transgendered and were killed as a result of hate.
Twelth Annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance Photo: All rights reserved.
This day is an important day because of many events that occur on this day, such as vigil for those who have died, promoting awareness of the violence towards the transgendered community, and a forum that provides dialogue between the transgendered community, its allies, and other people. Other events that happen on this day include “teach-ins”, candlelight vigils, photography and poetry exhibits.
To find the nearest Transgender Day of Remembrance near you, click here.
Do you have your candy ready for the neighborhood kids when they come to your house? Are you planning to party hardy with your friends? Are you attending a Halloween party? Do you have a costume you’re wearing?