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Today is Transgender Remembrance Day

Time cover of Caitlyn Jenner - formerly known as Olympian Bruce Jenner
Time cover of Caitlyn Jenner – formerly known as Olympian Bruce Jenner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States solemnly honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who lost their lives to senseless acts of violence.

Transgender persons around the world are targeted by rising levels of violence fueled by hatred and bigotry. This is a global challenge and we all must do more to protect transgender persons on the basis of equality and dignity.

In the United States, our Constitution enshrines freedoms of peaceful assembly, speech and association, and it affirms that everyone has equal protection under the law. Around the world human rights and fundamental freedoms are recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that every person is born free and equal in dignity and rights. Every person includes transgender women, transgender men, and other individuals who face marginalization on account of their gender expression or gender identity.

Today, the U.S. Government announced that “we stand in solidarity with the incredible resilience and leadership of the transgender community in responding to stigma and marginalization. Transgender persons deepen our diversity, broaden our communities, and strengthen the values we cherish. When all persons reach their full human potential, free from fear, intimidation, and violence, nations become more just, secure and prosperous.”

Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement that “the United States remains committed to advance the human rights of all persons, including transgender persons. On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we reaffirm equality for all as part of our core constitutional principles and as a human rights priority of U.S. diplomacy.”

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Actually, I think they are mentally ill and need help.

Ewww, gross! Freaks! Transgender deserve every bit of ridicule they get!!!

old barry and michael will be celegrating today . Skippy do- skippy do do.

The 69 TransAm had more bent cranks , broken shafts , cracked heads & blown headers than any stupid LGBLT . But no one cares about that and they are worth more . Stop driving in the ditch .

Lloyd, I would buy you a beer. seventhson

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