I didn't realise that not only was the 20th November Children's Day, but it was also the 10th Annual Day of Remembrance for transgendered folk who have died ... simply because they are transgendered. It is staggering that this still happens, even in this day and age.
Reminds me of Middle Ages up to 17th century witch hunts actually.
There is a memorial list here, of names, just some of those people who died so tragically for no good reason, because of hate crimes.
As Cheryl Morgan says over on her Mewsings:
"It isn’t obvious from that list as few of the entries give more than the basic cause of death, but many of those killings were executions. And I don’t mean state executions like the one in Iraq, I mean vigilante executions carried out in cold blood by people who believe that transgender people do not deserve to live."
So even though I am a couple of days late, this is my way of saying: Remember them. And speak out against the bigots who would condemn those who are different from themselves, and preach the hatred that brings others to commit crimes of hatred and intolerance.
If your faith preaches such intolerance and ignorance, then question ask yourself if that sounds right to you.