Today is the 20th anniversary of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. It is a day to remember the tragedy of senseless violence against our transgender neighbors and friends. The UUA has written a message today for this occasion, which you can read here.
May we create a world where the inherent worth and dignity of all is affirmed, and where violence ceases. May we do what we can to make it so.
I share now words of the Rev. Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe:
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance,
we remember those who have been murdered for being who they are,
those who face violence on a daily basis,
those who have lost loved ones, and those who worry for loved ones.
May we come to a time when we cease to shame children around gender roles and expression,
where we allow for freedom and exploration of identity and expression,
and to a world that operates from love especially when things are difficult and confusing.
May all of us who live with the threat of violence find support, strength,
community, hope, and safety from violence.