Transgender Awareness Week will continue through November 20, ending with the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the lives of people lost to anti-trans violence throughout the year.
The week is an opportunity to tell the stories of trans and gender-nonconforming community members, raise understanding about their experiences, and take action against discrimination. Many high school and college students, as well as activist organizations and nonprofits, take part in this week's awareness efforts, and some even celebrate November as Trans Awareness Month.
Whether you're a trans community member or an ally, enjoy these tweets to kick your own week of visibility and reflection into high gear.
— Katie Bales (@KatieBales2) November 17, 2014>
— iknowmine (@iknowmine) November 10, 2014
excited tho bc this week is trans awareness week at my school and its led by aCTUAL TRANS PPL
— ˃Game is hard (@gaymagus)
it's trans awareness week. we exist in every area of your life and we all require, demand, and deserve respect
— UEAPride (@UEAPride) November 17, 2014
This week is trans awareness week. Please remember that trans people come in all flavors.
— Emet Tauber (@Rememberandhope) November 17, 2014
transgender awareness week is crucial. the transgender violence tracking project is eye opening - please read! http://t.co/VjvL7aXj1y
— Skylar Kergil (@skylarkeleven) November 17, 2014
— Odyssey Armitage (@OdysseyArmitage) November 17, 2014
Transgender Awareness Week Fact 3 @Lavernecox is an amazing actress and an amazing role model and is a trans woman!
— Literally Death (@SamCaricofe) November 16, 2014