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Today is #TransDayofRemembrance. We mourn the loss of transgender individuals who have been victims of bigotry and violence. In 2019, we have lost at least 22 members of the trans community to transphobia and bigotry, and the rates of violence and hate crimes are not going down.
Trans women of color, in particular, experience violent crime at a truly epidemic rate in this country. The data is clear: swift and sweeping action must be taken if we are going to stop the rampant brutality targeted at trans women of color.
No American should live in such horrendous fear for their very life. When in Congress, I will advocate for comprehensive reforms to discriminatory healthcare, employment, and housing policies, and I will work to change the institutional bias against the transgender community.
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This #TransDayOfRemembrance I want to stress the importance of preserving our memory in death. It's scary to think about, but many trans folk are at risk for being erased post-mortem. Here's a quick resource thread (unfortunately most resources at hand are a bit US-centric).
This post on the @OrderGoodDeath blog is a great place to start, first up, especially regarding the legal side of things to prevent being erased as a trans person postmortem. orderofthegooddeath.com/dying-trans-pr…
In that same vein, one of the integral parts of making sure you're all set up legally for your death, something that is far more dire as an LGBT person to be when your identity is at risk, is advance directives. Here's a @TheGoodDeath video on those.
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Please take today, #TransDayOfRemembrance, to think of the 22 transgender people killed in the United States this year and keep their loved ones in your thoughts. The following images are courtesy of @TheAdvocateMag: advocate.com/transgender/20… (thread)
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For #TransDayofRemembrance I want to tell you a story.

Last Nov/Dec, I was homeless. @realDonaldTrump had just been elected. I was living in my car. I was cold. I was hungry. The pain from my chronic lower back issues was horribly bad, every moment of every day (1/x)
Sleeping in my car was making it worse. I could barely stand, let alone go grocery shopping or walk longer than about 10 min, w/o being totally wiped out for the next day or 2. I was receiving no medical treatment for being #trans, for my #AtrialFibrillation or my back pain (2/x)
I was unemployed, had no degree, didn't pass, and I was severely depressed.

Only a few ppl know this, but I think it's time to talk about it. I almost died last December. I didn't have much $, but I was doing research on the best methods to kill myself that'd be effective (3/x)
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