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IN LGBT ON 22 Nov, 2015
In honor of 2015's Transgender Day of Remembrance, some creative people have found a project called Transgender Day of Resilience. Since 2015 has been one of the most turbulent years for the transgender community, the project hopes to produce artworks that raise the position of transgenders from victims of discrimination and hate to people of courage and social change. Likewise, the Transgender Day of Resilience is seen as perfectly being compatible with the Black Lives Matter Movement.
Just like the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Transgender Day of Resilience project aims to raise awareness that we are all the same, and that we should not create violence for being who we are.
Whether black, white, Mexican, French, transgenders come from different walks of life. Some of them are not just trans but are also immigrants. Thus, people shouldn't treat all transgenders as if they are all leading the same lives. Each one has a different story to tell, and they should have the right to live however they want to.
Believe it or not, there are still people who claim that transgenders and the LGBT community, in general, as God's abomination. However, that is far from the truth. Transgenders, like you and me, are beautiful and strong people who resist discrimination and fight for what is right.
It shouldn't always have to be someone's death that would cause an uproar. Right now, people are being emotionally and physically hurt, and that should be enough for people to protest for the social change. Don't wait for someone to die, prevent the death and let the roses be given while the communities are still alive.
Fighting for gay rights is to fight for human rights. The process might prove to be difficult and could take decades until it has become recognized by all, but in the end, it would all be worth it.
Every one of us, as we look into a mirror, looks into someone familiar, ourselves. We have various reasons for living and thriving, and we should be given respect for being good to others. Transgenders are also great people, but some people just can't accept that fact.
Their fight is important because people are getting killed and hurt for simply being themselves. While you can still fight against terrorism and what not, the cause of transgenders can also be considered at the same time. There is no dichotomy, and we should all fight for human rights, and that includes freedom for transgenders to live peacefully.