Today is the last day of Transgender Awareness Week, which occurs November 12th through the 19th. This is where individuals across the country help in raising the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people.
GLADD offers many resources, including a media and resource kit, to assist transgender people and their allies by giving them the tools to educate the public about the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that transgender people face.
This issue is especially important to us at National Runaway Safeline seeing that LGBTQ youth are at a disproportionate risk of experiencing homelessness compared to youth who identify as heterosexual and cisgender. Please help us in increasing visibility and celebrate the trans community!
Following Transgender Awareness Week, November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day was first held to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. It is now a public awareness day, with events all throughout the U.S., that honors the memory of those who lost their lives in acts of anti-gender violence.