From Hollaback! HQ
Transgender folks are considered to be among the most oppressed, tormented and marginalized of groups. They have faced a daunting range of institutional barriers to interpersonal repudiations as it relates to their rights as citizens. Despite the strenuous efforts to subdue social, political and civil issues among the LGBTQ+ community, they still face a plethora of dehumanizing issues.
In the month of May, three black transgender women have been victims of fatal violence in the United States. Muhlaysia Booker, Michelle Simone and Claire Legato were all fatally shot. For more information on these brutal fatalities, click here. The sad reality of black transgender folks in this country and the wider world, with reference to James Baldwin, is to be mourning all the time. It has been a tragic and disheartening month for the LGBTQ+ community. We at Hollaback! are deeply saddened by these tragedies, however, the fight is not OVER. We stand with YOU! #JusticeForAll #TransLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatter
Around The World
Shout out to Taiwan for being the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage! After passing this historic law, Taiwan held Asia’s first legal gay weddings.
“The weddings, which came a week after lawmakers made the decision to legalize gay marriage despite staunch conservative opposition, places Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia”. – South China Morning Post
What will Taiwan’s moves toward legalizing same-sex marriages mean for the rest of Asia? How will this make an influence!
What are your thoughts?
Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!
Asha, WIOS Editor