Transgender Day of Remembrance –November 20, 2021
As you head into the weekend, please keep the transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming community in your hearts for Transgender Day of Remembrance (and Resilience). 2021 has been the most deadly year (on record) for us, especially violent attacks against Black women. You will find a list of those who have been killed so far in 2021 at the following Human Rights Campaign link. We honor, witness, and celebrate the lives of those who have been taken from us.
Here are some specific ways you can learn, heighten visibility, and celebrate transgender and gender diverse communities:
- Listen to and learn from members of these communities.
- Add pronouns to your meeting profiles and email signature lines.
- Promote introductions of chosen names and pronouns.
- Interrupt misgendering if/when you hear it taking place.
- Learn how to use gender-neutral language, including neutral pronouns.
- Examine your immediate work environment to create more gender expansiveness.
- Reflect on bias and dismantle assumptions about gender as limited to a binary of just feminine and masculine.
- Be willing to be uncomfortable while you learn.
- Read more about becoming a trans ally