Monday, January 17, 2011

Casualties of Gender

I made this video short nearly 3 years ago for my fallen trans sisters. Sadly, the violence has continued unabated. While the murder rate for average people is 1 in 18,000, for trans people it is 1 in 12. The average life-span for a transgender person is 23 years. In the words of Audre Lorde: we were never meant to survive. So that is why educating yourself on this issue, and using your privilege to engender change is so important. It is literally an issue of life and death.


  1. I thought this video was very touching. It saddens me the way the newspaper's and even the police reacted to the murders of these young people.

  2. Kelly: Yes, I agree. Even in death they are mistreated and misgendered. The media likes the "sensationalism" of these cases but they often fail to even get the basic facts of the case correct.