NQAPIA Recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Since 1998, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has stood as a reminder of the toll transphobia has taken on our communities and to memorialize the lives of those we have lost through senseless violence.

The Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is no stranger to transphobia, as well as a host of other forms of violence (racism, xenophobia, anti-religious extremism, and more).  Today, NQAPIA recognizes the members of our communities we have lost, celebrates the resilience that those of us who are transgender build together, and stands in solidarity with them and with all people of good conscience to work for a better future for us all.

 

Resources:

Injustice at Every Turn:  Special report on AAPI respondents to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, published in collaboration with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

transAPIvoices:  Youtube channel dedicated to sharing the stories of AAPI trans and gender nonconforming people

White House:  Statement on the White House meeting with transgender advocates and leaders