Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Transgender day of remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves to memorialize persons murdered because of transphobia. There have been and continue to be far too many valuable human beings whose crime was to be different.

This video is about a survivor whose home is Nepal.

When I was in Nepal in 2010, our tour was treated to a "folkloric dance" performance by a troupe in which I immediately recognized persons who had found a place to live outlawed gender identities. Too often, being in a freak show has been the only recourse for persons whose gender presentation violates community norms.

Neelam has apparently found a place to be within Nepalese culture. That's cause for rejoicing.

This post was queued up before I left for Bhutan.

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