This post has good sentiment. Even as I struggle to understand the issues that transgendered people face, I’m constantly reminded that I cannot really know in the ways that they do. I try to be supportive and sensitive to these special issues. It’s not easy. So, today I salute those who suffer mostly in silence for the heart and backbone they have shown, with little if any support, and communities who vilify them. There are good links in the post. Visit, search, learn.


Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, established to remember transgender individuals who have been killed by hate crimes.  This is the first year that I’ve heard about this particular day of remembrance (established in 1999), and I’m ashamed to admit that I know very little about transgender issues.  So I took to the internet to learn more.

I would typically aim to only write a blog post if I felt as though I’d come away with a particularly compelling point to make or a story to tell, but after a couple of hours of reading up on transgender issues, I still have more to learn.  There are a lot of compelling stories to tell – and it was hard to focus on just one.  From the complexities of raising children whose gender identity does not match their physical gender, to facing discrimination in the workforce,

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