Les personnes transgenres qui nous quittent de façon prématurée et leurs proches, comme Rita Hester subissent souvent d’autres oppressions – en tant que TDS, personnes racisé·es, migrant·es et/ou psychiatrisé·es.
Le deuil nous fait nous réunir et nous rendre compte de l’importance d’être ensemble.
« Grief is the price of love » – Valarie Kaur (activist, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project)
A candlelight vigil was held on November 20th, 1999 in San Francisco in memory of Rita Hester, an African-American trans woman sex worker, and for all transgender people murdered around the world. This event is the origin of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).
On this date, commemorations are held as in Toulouse for several years to honor and remember the lives of transgender people who have died, to care for their loved ones, and also to break the silence and highlight the circumstances of their deaths and the violence they suffered.
Transgender people who leave us prematurely, like Rita Hester, and their loved ones often experience other oppressions – as TDS, racialized people, migrants and/or psychiatric patients.
In this time of trans remembrance, Clar-T, in connection with other associations, collectives and activists wanted to organize moments of community care, exchange on our practices of self-support, mutual aid, and resources sharing.
Our identities are multiple and intertwined, which is why we want this event to be globally open to all, even if some moments may be in for specific marginalised groups only. This event is aimed at caregivers, patients, users, activists and community care activists.
This is an invitation to revolutionary love.
Grief brings us together and makes us realize the importance of being together.
In this moment when we are the most vulnerable, we will create bonds that will have the strength to radically change society.