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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2010

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is coming up, in which people murdered because of their gender identity are remembered. An article in the Missoulian features an interview with Erin Armstrong.

Misconceptions, answers about transgendered people: "Erin Armstrong, a transgender activist featured in Rolling Stone for her work, heads to Missoula this week to speak at the event. Armstrong has documented her transition with video blogs on YouTube, and she works in San Francisco’s Trans: Thrive office, a drop-in center for transgender folks.

Last week, she talked with the Missoulian about being trans, the Missoula Transgender Day of Recognition – the local answer to the national Day of Remembrance – as well as about political successes and roadblocks for the trans community."

2 comments:

DJ Randall said...

I really hope that people will eventually realize that "transgendered" and "transgenders" are not words, and they reduce gender variant people to objects. This is even cited in GLAAD's media style guide.

"He is openly transgender."
"I know a transgender teenager."
"We fight for the rights of transgender people."

Adjectival usage is the only correct usage of the word transgender. Thanks.

DJ Randall said...

I really hope that people will eventually realize that "transgendered" and "transgenders" are not words, and they reduce gender variant people to objects. This is even cited in GLAAD's media style guide. "He is openly transgender." "I know a transgender teenager." "We fight for the rights of transgender people." Adjectival usage is the only correct usage of the word transgender with respect to individuals. Thanks.