Organizations in Houston focuses on Celebration instead of Remembrance for Trans Folk
With Trans folk— especially Transwomen of Color— being one of the most overlooked and communities in need, it is empowering to find organizations that consistently approaches the celebration of their lives in a way that gives us hope.
As deaths continue to rise for Trans people existing as themselves, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a time set aside for communities including allies to observe and honor some of the most powerful members of our society who lose their life because of internalized hate among people that generally have the same skin color that they share.
Even more enlightening, is the collaboration of several organizations in Houston that have decided to focus on celebrating the lives of this much affected people for the weekend around TDOR.
The Mahogany Project’s Founder, Verniss McFarland III says this in his press release: “Starting November 15th, Save Our Sisters United, The Mahogany Project Inc., and The T.R.U.T.H Project will host a series of events entitled “Our Voice: A Weekend of Honoring UniTy”, dedicated to the Life, legacy, Experience and Visibility of Transgender, Gender-Nonconforming, Non-Binary, and Intersex individuals for their direct impact in the community and to the people they serve. These events are in observation of Trans Day of Remembrance, as we have decided to rename, Trans Weekend of Celebration – Celebrating a collective effort to honor [this] community. “
Hopefully, if you are in the area, you can venture out to support their efforts!