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Updated poetry for TDOR 2020 (Monica on my mind)

In 2020 over 30 transgender Americans have been killed. Like in previous years, transgender women of color are disproportionately impacted.

We Remember:

Monika Diamond – Lexi- Layla Pelaez Sanchez-Nina Pop-Tony McDade-Dominique Rem’mie Fells-Riah Milton-Brayla Stone-Merci Mac- Shakie Peters-Bree Black- Brian Egypt Powers-Tiffany Harris-Queasha D Hardy-Aja Raque Rhone Spears-Kee Sam-Aerion Burnett-Mia Green- Felycya Harris-Brookyn DeShauna Smith-Angel Haynes-Dustin Parker-Neulisa Lucianno Ruiz- Yampi Méndez Arocho- Johanna Metzger- Serena Angelique Veláquez Ramos- Helle Jae O’Regan-Jayne Thompson- Selena Reyes-Hernandez-Summer Taylor- Marilyn Monroe Cazares- Michelle Michellyn Ramos Vargas-Sara Blackwood and those unnamed who fell victim to violence and other social injustices impacting the Transgender community

A Poem for TGDOR – REMEMBER US

By Michelle E. Brown (2020-Rev)

REMEMBER US!!!!

Call our names

Cringe at the gruesome details of our deaths

Rage when we are misgendered

In the media, by police, by families

Families who will not welcome us at services

Because we are the other.

REMEMBER US!!!!

When they legislate against us

Deny us bathroom access

In public places, even schools

Pointing, laughing, threatening

Stand with us

Shoulder to shoulder

Your hand in ours

REMEMBER US!!!!

Not just one day in November

We are here

Two spirited, gender non-conforming

We led at Stonewall

We exist in families

In the military, in classrooms,

On the big screen and small

In every walk of life

We are.

REMEMBER US!!!!

Not just today

But in every tomorrow

In every fight for equality

Call our names

See our faces

Stand for our rights

REMEMBER US!!!!

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