Category Archives: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an event created by Gwen Smith. See http://www.rememberingourdead.org/about/core.html

Robert James Spells

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Robert James Spells was charged with shooting a 21-year-old transgender woman during a robbery and forcing an 11-year-old girl into prostitution, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. Spells was also charged with six other felonies including second-degree robbery, offering the child to men for sex and two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Man charged in killing, robbery of transgender woman and rape of 11-year-old girl – LA Times

Brodes Wayne Joynes

Brodes Wayne Joynes

Brodes Wayne Joynes is charged with a hate crime and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a transgender woman in the chest.

Man charged in attack on transgendered woman on Muni pleads not guilty _ Crime & Courts _ San Francisco _ San Francisco Examiner.

Transgender Day of Remembrance #tdor @gwenners

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an event created by Gwen Smith held each year on November 20. The event raises awareness of violence against transgender people. It misses, however, the opportunity to create solidarity with Women by failing to note that it is Men who commit violence against transgender people in overwhelming numbers.

We look forward to the day when transgender activists are willing to speak honestly about the perpetrators of violence against transgender people. We have been heartened in recent years by a growing recognition that it is primarily transgender Women of color, some of whom engage in prostitution with Men, who are killed by Men.