United in Remembrance and Action: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023

United in Remembrance and Action: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023
Today, as Only Human solemnly observes Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), we are reminded of the vital importance of our mission: to promote empathy, understanding, and action. TDOR is not just a day of remembrance but a call to live out our values by addressing the violence faced by the transgender community and striving for a world of equality and safety for all.

The Heart of Remembrance

TDOR brings to light the urgent need for societal change, echoing Only Human's mission to combat prejudice and promote inclusivity. The alarming increase in violence against transgender people, detailed in the Human Rights Campaign's report, underscores this need.

Human Rights Campaign - Violence Against the Transgender Community Report

Reflecting on the Reality

In facing these harsh realities, we are called to embody the core principles of Only Human: empathy, education, and empowerment. By understanding the impact of transphobia and the importance of respect and equality, we can start to make a meaningful difference.

Calls to Action

  • Educational Initiatives: Our journey starts with education. Resources like GLAAD's Transgender Resources align with our ethos of understanding through knowledge. GLAAD - Transgender Resources

  • Support Systems: In line with our commitment to support and advocacy, we encourage backing organizations like the National Center for Transgender Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. National Center for Transgender Equality Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund

  • Policy Advocacy: Advocating for policies that protect transgender rights is integral to our mission. The ACLU provides a guide that echoes our call for action and justice. ACLU - Fighting for Transgender Rights

  • Community Building: Creating inclusive environments is at the heart of what we do. The Trevor Project's guidelines help us support transgender and nonbinary youth, a crucial aspect of our mission. The Trevor Project - Supporting Transgender and Nonbinary Youth

  • Amplifying Voices: Elevating transgender voices is a reflection of our commitment to diversity and representation. Engaging with these stories is a powerful way to foster understanding and acceptance.

  • Memorial Events: Participation in TDOR events aligns with our ethos of community and solidarity. These acts of remembrance are pivotal in our collective journey towards awareness and change.

Creating Change Together

Our dedication to standing with the transgender community is unwavering and deeply rooted in Only Human's mission to inspire change and promote a world where everyone is valued. We urge our community to join us in these efforts, transforming empathy into tangible support.

In Solidarity

This Transgender Day of Remembrance, let us honor the lives lost and reaffirm our commitment to a future where every person can live authentically and safely. Through our collective actions, inspired by the mission of Only Human, we can make a significant impact in the fight against transphobia and violence.