IFGE Commemorates the Transgender day of Remembrance

The International Foundation for Gender Education Commemorates the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

“Today, November 20, 2011 is the 13th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. We take this day every year to memorialize the people who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. This violence and hatred is the result of society portraying transgender people as being worth less than other people, and as objects to be erased.

The only way to combat this violence is to get society see us as human beings with family and loved ones, dreams and aspirations, and not as objects. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is our opportunity to make this statement in solidarity with transgender people across the world, and to make sure that our fallen brothers and sisters are not forgotten.

We will not be erased.” –Denise Leclair, IFGE Executive Director

Idania Roberta Sevilla Raudales
Location: Comayaguela City, Honduras
Cause of Death: slit throat
Date of Death: November 29, 2010
Idania was 58 years old.

Luisa Alvarado Hernández
Location: Comayagüela City, Honduras
Cause of Death: Stoned, beaten and burned
Date of Death: December 22, 2010
Luisa was 23 years old.

Reana ‘Cheo’ Bustamente
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Cause of Death: Multiple stab wounds to the chest
Date of Death: January 2, 2011
No age reported

Génesis Briget Makaligton
Location: Comayagüela City, Honduras
Cause of Death: Strangulation
Date of Death: January 7, 2011
Génesis was approximately 23-27 years old.

Krissy Bates
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Death: January 10, 2011
Krissy was 45 years old.

Fergie Alice Ferg
Location: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Cause of Death: Shot multiple times in the head and chest
Date of Death: January 18, 2011
No age reported.

Tyra Trent
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Cause of Death: Strangled
Date of Death: February 19, 2011
Tyra was 25 years old.

Priscila Brandão
Location: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Cause of Death: shot in the head
Date of Death: March 2, 2011
Priscila was 22 years old.

Marcal Camero Tye
Location: Forrest City, Arkansas
Cause of Death: Shot and dragged
Date of Death: March 8, 2011
Marcal was 25 years old.

Shakira Harahap
Location: Taman Lawang, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cause of Death: shot
Date of Death: March 10, 2011
Shakira was 28 years old.

Miss Nate Nate (or Née) Eugene Davis
Location: Houston, Texas
Cause of Death: shot
Date of Death: June 13, 2011
Née was 44 years old.

Lashai Mclean
Location: Washington, D.C.
Cause of Death: Shot
Date of Death: July 20, 2011
Lashai was 23 years old.

Location: Findikzade, Istanbul
Cause of Death: Slit throat
Date of Death: July 31, 2011
Didem was 26 years old.

Camila Guzman
Location: New York, New York
Cause of Death: Stabbed several times in the back and neck.
Date of Death: August 1, 2011
Camila was 38 years old.

Location: Jalisco, Mexico
Cause of Death: Beaten and burned.
Date of Death: August 6, 2011
No age has been reported.

Unidentified male dressed in women’s clothes
Location: Paris, France
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Date of Death: August 24, 2011
She is estimated to be about 30 years old.

Gaurav Gopalan
Location: Washington, D.C.
Cause of Death: subarachnoid hemorrhage due to blunt-impact head trauma
Date of Death: September 10, 2011
Gaurav was 35 years old.

Ramazan Çetin
Location: Gaziantep, Turkey
Cause of Death: Shot to death by her brother.
Date of Death: October 6, 2011
She was 24 years old.

Shelley Hilliard
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Cause of Death: murdered, her body was decapitated and dismembered then burned.
Date of Death: October 23, 2011
Shelley was 19 years old.

Jessica Rollon
Location: Bergamo, Italy
Cause of Death: Strangled
Date of Death: October 30, 2011
Jessica was 32 years old.

Astrid Carolina López Cruz
Location: Madrid, Spain
Cause of Death: Beaten and stabbed
Date of Death: November 4, 2011
Astrid was 30 years old.

Chassity Nathan Vickers
Location: Hollywood, California
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound to the chest
Date of Death: November 17, 2011
Chassity was 32 years old.

The names of the people who’s lives have been lost in the last year are courtesy of the Transgender Day of Remembrance website. You can find the location and time of the nearest memorial service on their website: http://www.transgenderdor.org

The International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) promotes acceptance for transgender people through education. Founded in 1978, IFGE is the largest and oldest transgender advocacy organization with members worldwide. Since it’s founding, it has provided educational outreach for the emancipation of all gender non-conforming people from restrictive gender norms. IFGE is a non-profit educational corporation based Washington, DC, and is recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501c(3) charitable organization.