November 20th, 2010 marked the 12th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. On this day we remember those who have been killed by hatred and prejudice against transgender people and raise public awareness to combat violence against transgender people.

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, IGLHRC also celebrates the tremendous work of transgender activists and human rights defenders committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of transgender people. This is a powerful opportunity to insist that transgender rights are human rights, and that all members of the global community have an obligation to stop violence against transgender people.

Learn more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance »

Reflections of a Thai TransGender Activist on the Transgender Day of Remembrance »
Sitthiphan (HUA) Boonyapisomparn

Trans Remembrance Day:
An Overview of the Current Situation in the Caribbean Countries

It has come to our attention that an earlier article posted on the IGLHRC blog, authored by a trans activist entitled “Trans Remembrance Day: An Overview of the Current Situation in the Caribbean Counties” has offended some of our activist colleagues and contained certain inaccuracies that LAC program staff did not have the opportunity to catch before posting. IGLHRC would like to sincerely apologize for any offense caused.

It is our intention to provide space on our blog for a diverse range of activist voices not to represent a definitive view or the organization’s own position – at times these voices will stir controversy and debate. We welcome that. However, we do not wish to share inaccurate information nor needlessly cause offense.