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Back in my apt, with dinner, without a minute to spare! #DemDebate
Booker almost fell off the stage when Warren said billionaires should have to give a bit more.
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.@HRC is honoring #TDOR to add our voices to the urgent call to support our transgender and non-binary siblings.

Today we honor those who we have lost to fatal violence— the majority of whom were Black transgender women. #TDOR2019…
As @HRC observes #TDOR, we honor Dana Martin, a Black transgender woman who was fatally shot in Montgomery, Alabama, on January 6.

She is remembered as “a person that was loved by many.” #TDOR2019…
Today, @HRC honors Jazzaline Ware, a Black transgender woman who was found dead in her Memphis apartment in March.

She is remembered as a “beloved friend.” #TDOR #TDOR2019…
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So my wedding anniversary is also #TDoR. It's therefore always bittersweet.

@invinciblehymn and I held a moment of silence during our wedding ceremony to mourn our trans siblings... and we have devoted much of our lives towards advancing justice for trans folks, especially TPoC.
Grief, determination, and hope are entertwined on this day for us.

It is a day of mourning, but also the day we committed as spouses to addressing the crisis of poverty, homelessness, and violence that especially impacts trans communities of color.
Trans people #WontBeErased. And on #TDOR that means remembering and saying the names of the trans folks who have died to violence and to suicide, whom our society owed better to.

We must lend our privilege to address transphobia, racism, ableism & more.
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In Brazil this past year 130 trans people were murdered. In Mexico 63. In the US, where the government is taking away rights from trans people, 30 have been murdered. Across Europe 9 people have died and 1 in the UK.
Trans Day of Remembrance #TDOR. Yet...
... these numbers are the tip of an iceberg and we know that many more deaths go officially unrecorded.
Trans people are less than 0.5 per cent of the population but face overwhelming levels of hate and violence.
Here in the UK, some politicians, journalists and others ...
... with influential public platforms seek openly to take away the trans population’s legal protections. In Scotland, MSPs Joan McAlpine and Jenny Marra had chosen today to invite to the Scottish Parliament speakers who agitate against the human rights of trans people and ...
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Watched the tape of trans women of color in Toronto being both arrested and disrespected by white trans people; glad to see some in community rising to defend them.

I support the efforts in Toronto, and more widely in Ontario, Canada, and beyond, to forever change #TDOR events.
I commend Abuzar Chaudhary and other members of Toronto community for enduring arrest on behalf of trans women of color and Black trans women specifically. No one supports folks shouting and getting arrested to bring change, until they do.
I'm working on this too, and it's hard. Can I really be friend or true accomplice to white people who can't hear me scream without joining in, or someway leaning away from their white fragility response to throw hands over ears and continue to ignore the roar of #Blackpain?
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Hard right MP David Davies is streaming his parliamentary meeting against "self-ID". So far:

"Male violence"
"Karen White"

He's taken his talking points from Mumsnet.
He's now making up statistics and can't name the relevant studies. Only citing anecdotal evidence.
Apparently has no idea how the Equality Act works either.
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On #TDOR, we say their names because all of our trans brothers and sisters lost to violence and hatred are missed and are loved. Our pursuit of justice and equality continues in their names. (1/3)
Christa Leigh Steele-Knudslien. Viccky Gutierrez. Celine Walker. Tonya Harvey. Zakaria Fry. Phylicia Mitchell. Amia Tyrae Berryman. Sasha Wall. Karla Patricia Flores-Pavón. Nino Fortson. Gigi Pierce. Antash'a English. Diamond Stephens. (2/3)
Cathalina Christina James. Keisha Wells. Sasha Garden. Vontashia Bell. Dejanay Stanton. Shantee Tucker. Londonn Moore. Nikki Enriquez. Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier. (3/3)
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Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018.

Her killer stole her purse and mobile phone. He was detained after the police reviewed CCTV footage of her murder. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR… Esra Ateş was stabbed by a client outside her apartment in Beyoğlu, Istanbul (Turkey) on 25 Aug 2018. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR
"Pierce said her son told her, 'I know you buy me boy stuff because I'm a boy, but I'd rather dress like a girl.'"

Jamel was just 9. We can't know whether they'd eventually identify as #trans, but that quote suggests they might have. #SayTheirName #TDoR

Jamel Pierce died by suicide on 23 Aug 2018 just 4 days after coming out at school. in Denver, Colorado (USA).

They were just 9, and it seems that they may well have been #trans. We have no way of knowing. #SayTheirName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
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A. G. Silva owned a beauty salon. She was stabbed on 13 Mar 2018 at her home in Barra do Garças, Brazil. She was 44.

Her ex-boyfriend and two other people have been arrested. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR…
J. Oliveira da Silva was shot in the head by an assailant on a motorcycle in the Santa Clara neighbourhood of Vila Velha (Brazil) on 16 Mar 2018. She was 28. #SayHerName #TransLivesMatter #TDoR……
There's a photo of her on Facebook at…. Rest in power, J.
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