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National Transgender Day of Remembrance 2007 List of the Dead

I apologize to those who have complained about my lack of lj-cut's. Occasionally, I feel the abuse to ya'll's friends pages warranted. This is one of those times. Other times, I'm just a rude idiot. This is not one of those times. Please forgive me.

Many or most of you probably already know this, but tomorrow, November
20, is the National (in the U.S.) Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day
chosen in remembrance of a transwoman who was killed (Rita Hester) in
order for us all to remember those throughout the year who have been
killed or died because of their gender identity or presentation.

Every year, I post the list of that year's dead, that their names might
be known, where possible, and they might be remembered, even if for
just one day. The Greco-Romans believed that immortality was to be found
in the memory of those still living and this was why they considered a
braggart nature a heroic virtue. Let us thus remember these victims,
who have historically suffered great mutilations in the course of their
murder, as if their killers were trying to erase them from the
photograph of existence.

All the victims from all years past may be found on
www.rememberingourdead.com.

After the list of the dead follows the details of the San Jose Day of
Remembbrance which I will be attending. If you live in the area of
Silicon Valley, please come. If not, I beg of you to find out where and
when the nearest remembrance is. Many of the dead were alone when they
died, and many believed they would always be alone even while they
lived. Let not their loneliness continue into the chill after death. Let
them be warmed by the fire of our tears, our thoughts, and our prayers.

Whichever of the alphabet soup you are (LGBTQQIA -- Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Intersex, or Ally -- the last
meaning "we invite straight, cisgendered (non-trans) folk too"), please do
this for them.

Lacking a specific formula as yet, I merely call upon the mup gods to
look, read, and remember:
Hermaphroditus, look at the names of the dead.
Ardhanarisvara, read the names of the dead.
Melek Ta'us, remember the names of the dead.
Eris, look at the names of the dead.
Antinous, read the names of the dead.
Hoor-paar-kraat, remember the names of the dead.
Tlazolteotl, look at the names of the dead.
Azathoth, look at the names of the dead.
Pomba-Gira, read the names of the dead.
Inanna, remember the names of the dead.




List of murdered trans people from Nov. 2006 to Nov. 2007.
For more info see:

www.rememberingourd ead.org/day
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Nakia Ladelle Baker
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Age: 31 yrs. old
Cause of Death: trauma to the head
Date of Death: January 7, 2007

Hasan Sabeh
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Age: 34 yrs. old
Cause of death: Stripped and shot dead by an Islamist death squad
Date of death: January 11, 2007

Keittirat Longnawa
Location: Rassada, Thailand
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Beaten by 9 Youths and then they slit her throat
Date of Death: January 31, 2007

Tatiana (Aldomiro Gomes)
Location: Trani, Italy
Age: 57
Cause of Death: Her skull was bashed in, in the middle of the street
and
then
Her head was slammed in a car door.
Date of Death: February 18, 2007

Moira Donaire
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
Age: 30 yrs. Old
Cause of Death: Stabbed 5 times by a street vendor
Date of Death: March 5, 2007

Michelle Carrasco "Chela"
Location: Santiago, Chile
Age: 54 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: She was found in a pit with her face completely
disfigured.
Date of Death: March 16, 2007

Ruby Rodriguez
Location: San Francisco, California
Age: 27 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: She had been strangled and was found naked in the
street.
Date of Death: March 16, 2007

Erica Keel
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 21 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: A car repeatedly struck her
Date of Death: March 23, 2007

Bret T. Turner
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Age: 48 Yrs. Old
Cause of Death: Multiple stab wounds
Date of Death: April 2, 2007

Manuela Di Cesare
Location: Pescara, Italy
Age: 37
Cause of Death: Head smashed by unknown object.
Date of Death: April 21, 2007

Unidentified Male Clad in Female Attire
Location: Kingston, Jamaica
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds to the chest and lower back
Date of Death: July 7, 2007

Victoria Arellano
Location: San Pedro, California
Age: ?
Cause of Death: She was denied necessary medications to treat
HIV-related side effects.
Date of Death: July 20, 2007

Oscar Mosqueda
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Age: ?
Cause of Death: Shot to death
Date of Death: July 29, 2007

Stefania (no found second name)
Location: Roma, Italy
Age: 35
Cause of Death: Violently beaten with skull bashed in.
Date of Death: August 1, 2007

Maribelle Reyes
Location: Houston, Texas
Age: ?
Cause of Death: AIDS; Reyes was turned away from several treatment
centers due to her transgender status.
Date of Death: August 30, 2007




DATE:
Tuesday, November 20, 2007

TIME:
7:30pm

LOCATION:
The DeFrank Center Ballroom
938 The Alameda San Jose CA

The evening will focus on highlighting the substantial progress made in
understanding and protecting transgender people.

Speaking at the event will be Aejaie Sellers, Executive Director of the
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, Danielle Castro of
TransPowerment, Shelly Prevost, Director of the powerful film "Trained in the way of
men", Reverend Sky Anderson of the San Jose Metropolitan Community
Church and Sylvia Guerrero, The mother of Gwen Araujo.

The evening will conclude with a reading of names for those who lost
their lives due to hate crimes this past year.

For more details please go to: www.reelfreedom.com/DOR_info_2007.htm

Just saying hi

Hey all,

I just thought that I would pop in and say hi. I am still on my journey in discovering my feminine side, but this site is the best of both worlds for me because of the trans and I absolutely love anime. I am looking to add to my collection so if anyone has any sort of suggestions about where I could start, that would be absolutely great.

Also, while I know that the world of Anime is riddled with hentai (which I like as well) I am looking for something with a very good story line that deals with the intracacies (sp?) of being a transsexual. I would not mind hentai, but I am looking to enrich my understanding and hope that this might be another tool in my arsenal of becoming the girl/ woman I dream I am. Take care and I truly hope that this community is not dead as well. If anyone feels like adding me as a friend and discussing things, I am all about the networking as well.

Thanks,
Stephie
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Intersexed Fanfiction

Hi everyone! Er... is anyone here?

Um... I know this is a bit of an oddball place to post this, but there's precious few places on LJ that are really suited for this. I recently completed a Final Fantasy VII fanfiction wherein the focal character, Reno, is depicted as a hermaphrodite. It derives itself from talk in some fan circles about how feminine/androgynous Reno is usually drawn and written, and I thought, well, what if we followed on that a little? So I conducted an experiment.

I was interested in the treatment of an intersexed character in a setting just as hostile as our own world, and with a character who, himself, is at war with his own identity. A lot of the language in the story may be incendiary for some, as a result, but for me it was all about reader reflection. The story is... still, nevertheless, not very gentle, but I thought there would be some here that might be interested. =3

Title: Glass Slipper (1 of 3)
Words: 11582
Rating: NC-17
Series: Final Fantasy VII (set pre-game, during Before Crisis era. No major spoilers for BC.)
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and characters copyright and trademark Square Co., LTD., aka Square Enix, 1996-2006. Used without permission for nonprofit fan appreciation.
Pairings: Rude/Reno. OCs/Reno.
Warnings: Squick. Weirdsex. Sorta-yaoi, sorta-hetero-with-quasi-genderswitch (hermaphrodite). Vulgar, inflammatory language. Nonfluffy Turks.

( Fake-cut to journal. )

Crossposted: renorude, renobsession, ffhentai, _electric_rebel and ff7. Because I'm just that desperate mean.

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Hey Guys

Just wanted you to come and check out the new lifestyle magazine Anime IKU.

There's contests, forums, artwork cosplay and more going on.

The by fans for fans magazine will be releasing

the first issue on may 26th.

SNEAK PREVIEWS are avialable at the website.

Visit http://www.animeiku.com/ for more info.

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I purchased a manga series two years ago entitled Your & My Secret, which was put out by ADV. For whatever reason the jerks who run the show there have yet to release volume 2 or volume 3 (and I hear a live-action show is in the works or already showing in Japan.). The fact that I was allowed to become hooked to this series, that will probably never be completed in the states for some reason, is driving me nuts. I must somehow find scanlations of this series; I don't even know how to find those. Hell, I'll be happy if I can get my hands on untranslated images - or even the actual comics, for that matter - if anyone can find them. The japanese name for the series is Boku to Kanojo no XXX (or "僕と彼女のXXX"). If anyone out there can help me find this, I will be grateful to them forever.
Grey Wolf

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So many months without a post to this group... how sad.

Meh. Anyway, I just joined, and thought I'd say hi.

TG anime is a, shall we say, sercret love of mine, and I would be lying if I said I didn't envy folks like Ranma, Nuriko, the SailorStarlights, and others who tie the gender line into a nice little knot.

Personally, I most envy Aoi Futaba, from "You're Under Arrest"... dammit, a guy has no right to make so damn hot of a girl... ;-)
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Crossdressing Art

Clairefaerie's lovely recent posting made me think I should mention some of my own recent artwork too. I have them posted in my deviantArt account.

Not all of my art is TG but much of it is and most with anime style. Here are some highlights...