1. Boston observed the Transgender Day of Remembrance yesterday. Tomorrow, communities will gather again to remember those lost to anti-trans violence and discrimination.
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The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year.  Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBT organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those who died that year. See the TDOR website at www.transgenderdor.org.
Resources for media/bloggers
 Check out GLAAD’s Media Reference Guide
Check out GLAAD’s resource kit for journalists covering Transgender Day of Remembrance
Check out GLAAD Blog posts about transgender issues
More information
 Learn more about transgender people at GLAAD’s resource page
Check out the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition’s Transgender Awareness Week
 Go to GLAAD’s Transgender Day of Remembrance page
Check out GLAAD Blog posts about transgender issues
Watch videos as part of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition’s Trans People Speak video series
Find out more about Transgender Day of Remembrance at  www.transgenderdor.org
See the list of people who died because of anti-transgender violence in 2012 

    Boston observed the Transgender Day of Remembrance yesterday. Tomorrow, communities will gather again to remember those lost to anti-trans violence and discrimination.

    glaad:

    The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

    Participate in the Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year.  Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBT organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those who died that year. See the TDOR website at www.transgenderdor.org.

    Resources for media/bloggers

    More information

  2. In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, our youth health center, The Borum, is highlighting some of the challenges faced by trans and gender nonconforming youth.
Though we still need more research to better reflect the diversity of trans youth’s experiences, what we know now clearly points to a need to do more to care for and empower them.
Learn more here.
Our thanks to GLSEN, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and all the other great organizations whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    In honor of Transgender Awareness Week, our youth health center, The Borum, is highlighting some of the challenges faced by trans and gender nonconforming youth.

    Though we still need more research to better reflect the diversity of trans youth’s experiences, what we know now clearly points to a need to do more to care for and empower them.

    Learn more here.

    Our thanks to GLSEN, the National Center for Transgender Equality, and all the other great organizations whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

  3. This Transgender Awareness Week infographic explains some of the health disparities affecting the transgender community. Learn more here.
Our thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    This Transgender Awareness Week infographic explains some of the health disparities affecting the transgender community. Learn more here.

    Our thanks to the National Center for Transgender Equality, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Center for American Progress, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition whose work contributed to the creation of this graphic. 

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this infographic here.

    (Source: fenwayhealth.org)

  4. Did you know 50% of transgender people surveyed reported having to teach their medical providers about transgender care?
Next week is Transgender Awareness Week, a series of statewide events and educational opportunities to inform people about the trans community and raise awareness of issues facing trans and gender noncomforming people in Massachusetts.
Fenway Health and The Borum will be participating by hosting events and by sharing information about the health disparities faced by trans people. 
Download/share a high-res PDF of this poster here.

    Did you know 50% of transgender people surveyed reported having to teach their medical providers about transgender care?

    Next week is Transgender Awareness Week, a series of statewide events and educational opportunities to inform people about the trans community and raise awareness of issues facing trans and gender noncomforming people in Massachusetts.

    Fenway Health and The Borum will be participating by hosting events and by sharing information about the health disparities faced by trans people. 

    Download/share a high-res PDF of this poster here.

  5. Today is Spirit Day. LGBT youth are often targeted for bullying, which impacts their health and well-being. Help us raise awareness of the issue.