Thursday, August 27, 2015
Houston Trans Vigil
You can't spell #BlackLivesMatter without the 'T", and my short speech was geared toward reminding people about that simple fact. I also reminded people that those who wish to deny our human rights, like our HERO hatin' opponents, are denying our very humanity.
I also called out the Houston media for lying about transpeople and peddling that debunked bathroom lie and expressed my fears that the anti-trans negativity being sowed by the faith based oppressors may manifest itself into anti-trans violence aimed at Houston trans people
I also reminded people that we are still trying to get a WH petition calling for a federal investigation of the anti-trans violence leading to our murders to the 100K mark. It is as of this writing well short of the 100K signatures it needs by September 9, and this is a short term way to show support for the trans communities of color..
We closed it out by saying the names of the 17 trans women murdered before going back to our lives and hoping that our allies in attendance do their part to help squash anti-trans rhetoric and disinformation in their influence circles. .