PER IL 6 °
veglie sono eventi in cui si ricordano le persone transessuali assassinate
nel corso dell'ultimo anno in tutto il mondo. Una candela verrà
accesa per ognuna delle vittime
che verranno chiamate per nome una ad una in prima persona con una brevissima bio della loro vita e di come sono morte. Verrà fatto un breve
discorso di commemorazione e di informazione a cui seguirà
qualche istante di raccoglimento.
Il 20 novembre le pagine principali dei seguenti siti verrano oscurate per lutto, con qualche parola di spiegazione e il link al sito "madre" americano che elenca le persone transgender assassinate dal 1970 ad oggi:
Altri siti potrebbero aggiungersi nei giorni prossimi
Ad oggi hanno aderito a "Day Of Remembrance 2004" le seguenti associazioni:
"The Day Of Remembrance" è un evento organizzato a livello internazionale da: http://www.gender.org/remember/day/who.html
VOLTI DI ALCUNE VITTIME
Location: Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death: Shot
Date of Death: August 28, 2004
Martinez was 24-year-old transwoman in Los Angeles. Her body was found in her apartment by police, who were alerted by another transwoman that Bella had been missing for several days. She had been shot to death.
Tony "Delicious" Green
Location: San Francisco, California
Cause of Death: Beaten
Date of Death: August 13, 2004
Delicious was a 46-year-old African-American living in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. She identitifed as a woman from as early as age 7, and was quick to correct people who assigned her the wrong pronouns. On the 13th of August a housekeeper at the Franciscan Motel on Third Street discovered Delivious' body. She had been severely beaten to death.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Cause of Death: Shot in the Head
Date of Death: February 29, 2004
Precious was a 37-year-old, African-American pre-operative transsexual, living full time as a woman. She was shot in the head on Feburary 29th, and was found shortly after. Her body was discovered slumbed behind the wheel of a rented car outside her residence in a Buckhead apartment complex
Location: Largo, Florida
Cause of Death: Severe upper body trauma
Date of Death: December 7, 2003
Reshae was a 30-year-old transwoman. On the evening of her death, she had visited Z109, a local club Reshae frequented. Around 2:00 a.m., she left with a newcomer to the club. Reshae's body was discovered by her mother, Kim, the next evening. She died of severe upper body trauma.