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Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance & Resilience


VickySGV

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This is Transgender Awareness Week and on Saturday is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, a celebration of the lives of Trans People who died by violence as the result of being Trans.  I am linking the page for GLAAD which is a news organization for the LGBT community.

 

https://www.glaad.org/tdor

 

Many community observances are including the theme of Transgender Resilience in their activities which I personally think is a wonderful point to be made.  We will keep coming on and being in society in spite of our losses.

 

 

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Thanks for the reminder and the link, @VickySGV.  That this year marks the most horrendous in our long history of being attacked, ridiculed and harassed, its even more important for us to stand tall and say to the world; WE ARE HERE, WE ARE PROUD, AND WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE!

 

Carolyn Marie

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Thank you Vicky!

 

Hugs!

Delcina

(My therapist told me today hugs need to last 20 seconds to work, One thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three ...)

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Delcina B said:

Thank you Vicky!

 

Hugs!

Delcina

(My therapist told me today hugs need to last 20 seconds to work, One thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three ...)

 

 

 

Delfina, I was raised in a family of huggers, and I’m not talking about the one arm man hug. I agree with the 20 second rule. When someone is hurting then the longer the better. That being said: Digital Hugs are still from the heart. ❤️ 


To keep with the theme of this thread: My first true trans heartbreak, was 8 almost 9 years ago now. I had developed a close connection and contact with Kaylee Alees Johnson, aka Hopefulkylee on YouTube. We had long conversations about deep down depression, and heartache. She was a true spirit of real high on life, and then down and out. She finally reached a point of no return and chose to leave this world. Her channel is still up in memory of her and the things that moved her. She is loved and missed by more people than she knew. 
 

Mindy??️‍⚧️??❤️??

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Thank you @Mmindy for sharing this. I can only imagine how you feel the loss. Just reading what you wrote of what happened & watching some of Kaylee's videos where she was so upbeat makes my heart heavy with sadness.

 

Hugs!

Delcina

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