content note: trans day of remembrance, transphobia, transmisogyny & antiblackness •
♥️✨Today is transgender day of remembrance and we are spending this day thinking of our trans siblings who are resting in power.
Throughout time trans and gender non conforming people have been erased, but our history shows we have always been here throughout queer revolution, and black trans women especially have led the way. [link for “throughout time”: http://actionfortranshealth.org.uk/resources/trans-history-for-lgbt-history-month-2/] ✨
We spend this day also recognising transphobic and transmisogynistic violence effects black trans feminine ppl and black trans women the most. ✨♥️
Trans and gender non conforming people have the highest incidence of DV: 4 out of 5 trans people are estimated to have experienced domestic violence.
Yet the services which trans people can access in the UK are constantly on the verge of disappearing.
Galop is the UK’s only LGBTQ+ specific DV service, & they have a trans specific service on Tuesday afternoons. [link: http://www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse/] ✨
Stonewall Housing has just 41 places for young LGBT people in supported housing, in four London boroughs. [link: http://www.stonewallhousing.org/support.html] ✨
In a society where 73% of trans people have experienced at least one form of emotionally abusive behaviour from a partner or ex partner, these services are a crucial lifeline for trans people.
Each service needs to be trans inclusive, and we need services specifically for trans and gender non conforming people‼️ 💚💜In Sisters Uncut we're thinking further about how to centre our trans sisters and siblings in our work. On Facebook we have a page "North London Sisters Learn", and will be giving a skillshare around how cuts to services effect trans and gender non conforming ppl.
Please come to events like this or share stories and support the trans and gnc people in your daily life.
On this day, we will take time to remember our trans and gender non conforming siblings. We will also take the time to heal, celebrate and nurture our lives and existences. Love and solidarity 💜💚(image descriptions in comments)