We work on the weekends and so we miss going to weekend concerts and events like Pride Day and TDOR.
Our loss, but we need to work to keep our lives together.
Yet we are saddened by the numbers of murders of TS/TG people, the attacks on the those who are often sex worker or otherwise living on the margins of society.
Our own safety protected by various layers of privilege including being white and in the lower middle/upper lower class.
As ethical and moral people we should not dismiss these murders, these attacks, simply because we are unlikely to become victims ourselves.
Yet all the TDOR events leave me feeling we need to do more to prevent these murders than simply pass laws.
The organization I was part of in the early 1970s wasn’t political in the sense of being a lobbying organization. Our organization was about survival. We helped each other find housing, jobs and medical care.
Now we live in an era of “Activism” where all the emphasis seems to be aimed at passing laws and little emphasis seems aimed at helping those most in need of help.
Today I read of yet another murder.
Yet another matter of of gender confusion on the part of the press, who can’t even find a modicum of respect for the victim when it comes to pronoun usage.
Trans Murder in South Side Not Being Investigated as a Hate Crime
From Gay RVA: http://www.gayrva.com/news-views/transgender-woman-murdered-in-south-side-richmond-vigil-to-be-held-today-at-5pm/
he she was killed probably because of his sexuality. By him her being gay transgender. That’s the only thing I can see. I feel like it’s a hate crime,” Hawkes said.