Written by Jezzie G

 

Today we honoured all those lost to hate

The lives stolen before their time was due

And for them the day is now far too late

Yet in their name we build a better view

No more hiding behind the closet door

Denying self to please the social right

No going back to how it was before

We stand proud in the silent vigil light

Another name enters our humble thoughts

Another death that must not be in vain

We live in a world with folk of all sorts

Yet hate can still leave an unwelcome stain

We shall rise up from tears and stand above

For all those we’ve lost and all those we love

 

Background for TDOR (Trans Day of Remembrance)

Transgender Day of Remembrance was established in 1999. The transgender advocate Gwendolyn Anne Smith arranged a memorial vigil for Kitty Hester, a trans woman killed in 1998. What began as a small localised event has evolved into what is now an annual event across 20 countries and nearly 200 cities. TDOR is held on the 20th of November each year as a memorial to those individuals who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It also brings awareness to discrimination and violence carried out towards many in the transgender community.  For further info  https://www.glaad.org/tdor

 

Text © Jezzie G

 

Edge of Humanity Magazine’s

FREE Projects & Other Services

To Promote Works From Artists,

Photographers, Poets & Writers

PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK, SHORT STORIES & MUSIC Recommendations

FREE Platform For Artists NO MIDDLEMAN ART GALLERY

 In The Mind Of An Artist 

Open Submissions for Writers & Poets

 Photo Curator

 PRESS RELEASE 

 Photography Articles

Book Promotion

Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory platform that has no religious, political, financial, or social affiliations.

We are committed to publishing the human condition, the raw diverse global entanglement, with total impartiality.

Support This Small Independent Magazine

Please

DONATE

Follow Edge of Humanity Magazine

 Email Subscriptions

Follow Edge of Humanity Magazine
Please enter your email address below

Join 101,521 other subscribers

 

WordPress Bloggers

Follow Edge of Humanity Magazine on WordPress.com

 

Not on WordPress?

Don’t Forget to add

https://edgeofhumanity.com/

to your reader or bookmarks

Thank you!

 

BACK TO HOME PAGE

 

Search Site