TDOR 2020

Today on Trans Day of Remembrance we publicly mourn and honor the lives of our siblings who might otherwise be forgotten. We express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. All of those individuals that were taken away before their time were sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Trans(forming) stands in solidarity with ending the violence against the trans community. The Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by violence. We ask our allies to join us in this fight after this day in mourning. TDOR 2020 we honor those who have died before us.
We have seen at least 37 trans or gender non-conforming people killed in the United States and 350 worldwide the majority of whom were Black and Latinx trans women. We say at least because too often these stories and lives go unreported or misreported.

This year we especially mourn the lost of Monica Roberts. A icon and a long time friend and collaborator with Trans(forming). We sat on many panels, planned conferences together, discussed ideas on how to make things better for all. Monica used her platform trans griot to announce the correct names
and gender identity of those we lost to violence.

We will miss you my friend!!

The list for 2020 is as follows. We ask that you #saytheirnames
and have a moment of silence for those unknown :

● Dustin Parker
● Neulisa Luciano Ruiz
● Yampi Méndez Arocho
● Scott/ Scottlynn Devore
● Monika Diamond
● Lexi
● Johanna Metzger
● Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos
● Layla Pelaez Sánchez
● Penélope Díaz Ramírez
● Nina Pop
● Helle Jae O’Regan
● Tony McDade
● Dominique “Rem'mie” Fells
● Riah Milton
● Jayne Thompson
● Selena Reyes-Hernandez
● Brian “Egypt’ Powers
● Brayla Stone
● Merci Mack
● Shaki Peters
● Bree Black
● Summer Taylor
● Marilyn Cazares
● Dior H Ova
● Queasha D Hardy
● Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears,
● Lea Rayshon Daye
● Kee Sam
● Aerrion Burnett
● Mia Green
● Michelle Michellyn Ramos Vargas,
● Felycya Harris,
● Brooklyn Deshuna
● Sara Blackwood
● Angel Unique
● Yuni Carey

Rest in Power

The Trans(forming) Leadership Team

Georgia we turned out in large numbers during the general election. Lets keep up the momentum!!! If your not registered to vote you can still do so here. The last date to register in Georgia for the two Senator run-offs is Dec 7th. Lets make history again together and turn out the run-off January 5th 2020. Go vote!!!

If you missed this panel featuring the panelist in the flyer you can go on our Facebook page to see this conversation and more. While your there don't forget to like and follow the page to stay get updates and stay connected.

#BLACKTRANSLIVESMATTER

On a daily basis Trans bodies are under attack. Kristian Rouse a recent high school graduate Transman was brutally attacked and left to die on May 13th. Now instead of going off starting college in Fall he had to do rehab on basic body functioning. Join our movement to protect black trans bodies and trans bodies. Trans liberation is part of BLM movement. Check out our work on solving this continuous dehumanizing treatment 

on the trans community and contact us on how to get involved.  https://www.losangelesblade.com/2020/06/29/bakersfield-police-investigate-brutal-attack-on-trans-teen/?fbclid=IwAR0hW1VT2H2-E1S-CABWnGXZgnNz9jaNYSVJep6Fcbl9SuEhGK-5S1MnTSQ

As the country is protesting for #Black Lives Matter the voice of Black trans people aren't acknowledged and fought for the same. Allies join the call for stand in unity with BlackTransmen On May 27 a transman was murder by a police officer in Tallahassee Florida. The national protest and recognition of his Life and Name have been excluded because of his gender identity. Even in his death the world is still misgendering him to well known for the trans community. 

We uplift and #SayHisName #Tony Mcdade#RIP KING# Black Trans Lives Matter #Black Transmen Are Black Men


https://www.advocate.com/crime/2020/5/29/black-trans-man-tony-mcdade-killed-police-florida



Below in the link is an article on the threat and violence Black Transmen/Black Transmasculine folks face with police and the prison industrial complex.

#Black Transmen Are Black Men# Black Trans Lives Matter


https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2020/5/28/black-trans-men-face-constant-threat-police-violence?fbclid=IwAR1g0fLErCxgP6UDmZWLA2blqW8Bkfz1oCzzZXSnjjkTRjlQ8ovkDTewc_o

AFAB Sexual Health Campaign

His personal story Matters.

Listen to different AFAB experiences and the different stigmas about sexuality, masculinity, and more attached to transmen, transmasculine, and AFAB individuals.
We will be posting the panel on our social media and website soon. Stay tuned for part 2.

Gender equality for AFAB sexual health starts with us. Fill out the our survey to be counted!!!
https://forms.gle/Vm6KtB8xtxnSKAkF7

For more info on our sexual health project 
                                                                                                          Click here

All of our stories and voices Matter. 


Help AFAB individuals by giving to a black-trans led organization funds will go directly to those in need!!!! In this time of crisis, our organization is being hit with extra requests for support. Please help us help them! 
All raised funds will go directly to help with rent, food, utilities, transportation and COVID-19 supplies.
Remember to place reason in the "FOR line" for organizational purposes.
 
 


We support you staying safe !

 The Trans(forming) office will be closed until further notice due to the world-wide COVID-19 outbreak. Our monthly meetings will now be hosted live and online. 


     As an organization, we still want the community to know we are here to support YOU. We will continue to give updates on Trans(forming), do  wellness check-ins, and discuss COVID-19 concerns. (Links will be sent to members and partners who RSVP). 

     Folks are welcome, yet are not required , to be on any video during such meetings. We respect and understand the importance of everyone's privacy. Confidentiality will be discussed at the beginning of each meeting. We are looking forward to meeting you there! 

Covid-19 related resources


Need to file Unemployment ? Help with bills ? Need to be tested for COVID-19? Continue reading !



With the COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacting job security, nearly 22% of recent college graduates have had their job offers revoked. To help with this rising issue, our experts created a guide including

  • Tips on managing student debt

Industries that are expanding

Options for lowering housing costs

https://www.bankrate.com/loans/student-loans/college-grad-job-market-2020/


Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6FzmdMLNGz1pxlS9ylt-bjR9VxH7DxWhnEfCCu9_qxYw1CQ/viewform


While we are updating our resources list, here are a few resources to help you at this crucial time ! 



Companies Hiring during COVID-19 pandemic:


https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/these-are-companies-hiring-during-covid-19-outbreak/5GYRDGADH5HXFKGP4FCDODNM6Q/


Here you can apply for Unemployment in GA :


https://www.wabe.org/what-to-know-about-filing-for-unemployment-in-georgia-and-cares-act/


Unemployment Benefits For The Self-Employed, Independent Contractors, And Gig-Economy Workers: Lawyer On The Front Lines Answers Common Questions :


https://www.forbes.com/sites/brucebrumberg/2020/05/01/unemployment-benefits-for-the-self-employed-independent-contractors-and-gig-economy-workers-lawyer-on-the-front-lines-answers-common-questions/



If you are a GA food service worker currently struggling :


https://thegivingkitchen.org/


Do you need help with Rent ?:


If you need help with rent, finding low cost apartments, or general help :


Think you Have COVID-19 ? :




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In this time of crisis, our organization is being hit with extra requests for support. Please help us help them! 
All raised funds will go directly to help with rent, food, utilities, transportation and  COVID-19 supplies.

Donate here place COVID-19 in the "FOR line" for organizational purposes.

 
          

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