‘Another TDOR’



(20 Nov 16)


To my Uncle Frank.


Sahwdee khaf.


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

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)


‘Coming Attractions’

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.)


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