(20 Nov 16)
To my Uncle Frank.
Business before pleasure time again.
This Sunday – 20 Nov 16 – marks another TDOR.
Here are a few pictures from Phoenix.
Why must we endure?
Thanks to 50 million of your fellow American citizens, these days will become more commonplace.
These are references courtesy of friend Alana
This is from the Human Rights Campaign:
(Editor: Pardon those parentheses; I am trying to make the URL appear as text.)
Teraina Eugenie Hird
Wipe Out Transphobia
Yesterday at 10:20am ·
In Memoriam. A poem for Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). Please share widely.
We will remember them We will remember them Words borrowed; but meaning just the same We will remember them
We will remember them We will remember them Words borrowed; but meaning just the same We will remember them . At the going down of the sun and in the evening As we gather in memoriam. Remembering our dead Those so cruelly murdered Those who died in fear and pain.
We shall remember you Those who are named And the countless ones unknown Killed because of hate Killed because of ignorance Killed because of what they were Who died in fear and pain.
And we remember those As by their own hand they left us. Because of what they were Because of what was done to them Because of what they suffered They could take no more.
We will remember you. We who live salute you We will keep you in our hearts We’ll build monuments to your memory And light candles to your lives.
We shall not forget you. For We will strive To overcome the hate To overcome the ignorance To overcome abuse and barriers put in place.
So release the doves of peace And let them fly Spread the message far and wide We will stand tall We will stand proud We’ll take no more hate We’ll take no more abuse and death We…will…take…no..more!
Teraina E Hird (copyright November 2013
‘2016 Is the Deadliest Year on Record for Transgender Americans’ – Dawn Ennis (16 Nov 16)
‘Transgender Day of Remembrance: Honoring the Lives Lost in 2016’ – Erin Rook (20 Nov 16)
Allow my effort to try up-dating Reverend Martin Niemohler to current events here at the USA:
- First they came for the coal miners who refused to unionise against un-fair labour practises, deadly work conditions, massive pollution, and criminal corporate control; …
- By now there is no one remaining but you who must stand alone, abandoned.
(You got your idea to add to this one, Dear Reader. Check out ‘Republicans (Part 4)’ and post your own statement for your friends to see.)