The Lighter Side with Jay

Transgender Visibility Day #1 - She/They/Allison

March 31, 2021 Jay Casale
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Transgender Visibility Day #1 - She/They/Allison
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The Lighter Side with Jay
Transgender Visibility Day #1 - She/They/Allison
Mar 31, 2021
Jay Casale

In honor of Transgender Visibility Day,  a replay of my deep-dive into the life of AK, a non-binary force of nature operating out of Asbury Park, NJ. 

The idea of Transgender Visibility Day is a good -intentioned one, but it's not even 10 am and I've seen more hateful comments about the Trans community on posts like this picture than anyone should ever have to read, let alone an actual member of the community. 

Our Trans brothers and sisters are some of the most marginalized members of society. They are murdered at an alarming rate, and their murders are truly under-reported. Their names are un-spoken. 

I don't know the answers. But I do know we have to listen and learn how to help. Long after these "days" stop filling our feeds. 

From the Human Rights Campaign: Sadly, 2021 has already seen at least 12 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported — or misreported. In previous years, the majority of these people were Black and Latinx transgender women.

In 2020, HRC tracked a record number of violent fatal incidents against transgender and gender non-conforming people. A total of 44 fatalities were tracked by HRC, marking 2020 as the most violent year on record since HRC began tracking these crimes in 2013.

https://www.glaad.org/blog/tdor-memoriam



Support the show (http://patreon.com/lightersidepodcast)

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In honor of Transgender Visibility Day,  a replay of my deep-dive into the life of AK, a non-binary force of nature operating out of Asbury Park, NJ. 

The idea of Transgender Visibility Day is a good -intentioned one, but it's not even 10 am and I've seen more hateful comments about the Trans community on posts like this picture than anyone should ever have to read, let alone an actual member of the community. 

Our Trans brothers and sisters are some of the most marginalized members of society. They are murdered at an alarming rate, and their murders are truly under-reported. Their names are un-spoken. 

I don't know the answers. But I do know we have to listen and learn how to help. Long after these "days" stop filling our feeds. 

From the Human Rights Campaign: Sadly, 2021 has already seen at least 12 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means. We say at least because too often these stories go unreported — or misreported. In previous years, the majority of these people were Black and Latinx transgender women.

In 2020, HRC tracked a record number of violent fatal incidents against transgender and gender non-conforming people. A total of 44 fatalities were tracked by HRC, marking 2020 as the most violent year on record since HRC began tracking these crimes in 2013.

https://www.glaad.org/blog/tdor-memoriam



Support the show (http://patreon.com/lightersidepodcast)

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