Today is the day used internationally to mark the deaths of Transgender people all over the world that are murdered.
And while Australia has less murders of Transgender people than many other countries a recent study in Queensland found that 45% of female to male transgender people and 46% of male to female transgender people have been assaulted and that 9% of female to male transgender people and a horrific 38% of male to female transgender people have been attacked with a knife bottle stone or other weapon. And the report says the problem in NSW is similar.
So please spend some time today to reflect on the fact that this part of the GLBTI community faces more violence than the rest and so is one of the most vulnerable parts of the community and one that needs us the most to stand up against bullying and violence.
The violence must stop.