Tillerson Observes Transgender Day Of Remembrance: The United States Honors The Memory Of Those Killed

Tillerson Observes Transgender Day Of Remembrance: The United States Honors The Memory Of Those Killed

Via State Department press release:

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world. Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.

Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected.

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.

Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memories of those who were killed by acts of anti-trans violence #TDOR pic.twitter.com/45NFoVflSi

— ACLU (@ACLU) November 20, 2017

2017 is already the deadliest year on record for the trans community. Today, we commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance and honor the lives of the at least 25 trans people killed this year. Hate-based violence is a national emergency – one we must address immediately. #TDOR https://t.co/bJH0iyTFab

— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) November 20, 2017

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a time to reflect on those we have lost & recommit to ending the epidemic of anti-trans violence. #TDOR https://t.co/laAyFRKiXk pic.twitter.com/NPm19vSWi8

— HumanRightsCampaign (@HRC) November 20, 2017

Defending the rights of transgender people is one of the big equality battles of our time. Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to remember the individuals who have fallen victim to transgender hate crime #TDOR

— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) November 20, 2017

Secretary Tillerson: On this #Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the #humanrights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. https://t.co/sMg53l8RcX #TDOR #TDOR2017

— Department of State (@StateDept) November 20, 2017

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn all of those we’ve lost to cruel acts of violence and hate, and recommit to do everything we can to protect the transgender community. #TDOR

— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) November 20, 2017

In honor of #Transgender Day of Remembrance, @StateDRL spoke with Harper Jean Tobin of @TransEquality about challenges and opportunities confronting the Transgender community and how we can support tolerance, diversity and #LGBTI equality. https://t.co/U3kCItda7N #TDOR #TDOR2017

— Department of State (@StateDept) November 20, 2017

Toronto Sign will be dimmed today for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Today we honour the memory of those who have lost their lives as a result of transphobia while celebrating the strength and resiliency of the trans community #TDoR pic.twitter.com/oGZD8anNYt

— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) November 20, 2017

So far at least 25 #transgender individuals have been killed in 2017 – worse than any year recorded. This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember those we lost to senseless hatred and recommit ourselves to the fight for a more tolerant, inclusive world. #TransWeek #TDOR

— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) November 20, 2017

No one should be subjected to harm because of their gender identity or expression. Remembering transgender lives lost to violence and suicide this Transgender Day of Remembrance. #TDoR pic.twitter.com/ANQ5gSOlUu

— GLAD (@GLADLaw) November 20, 2017

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