Today, “It’s only November, yet 2020 is the deadliest year on record for the transgender community.”
“When the Transgender Day of Remembrance first began, trans people were nameless victims in many cases,” Smith wrote in 2014 for The Advocate.
“Our killers would do their best to erase our existence from the world. And law enforcement, the media, and others would continue the job.“
In Sweden, transgender people are also being murdered in contemporary society, but this can not always be proven as a hate crime the Public Prosecutor’s Office express even if Nazism is involved. In the news articles is not always told that the victime was a transgender person. Read more bellow.
For Trans People Worldwide, The Last Year Was One of the Deadliest on Record. But the Community Has a Long History of Resilience
350 trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last year
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence
Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. It has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.
Trans Day of Remembrance 2020:
Fighting for our futures “Day after day, trans people around the world fight for our human rights and social justice. Year after year, we demand that trans people are protected from violence. We demand that our human rights are respected. We demand our right to live.”
Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2020: Murdered, Suffocated And Burned Alive – 350 Transgender People Killed In 2020
It is not always told in articles that it was a crime against a trans person who was murdered as in this series of articles by SVT and SR:
SVT (31 May 2017) Another person convicted of murdering 61-year-old woman in Långshyttan
SR (28 August 2017) No new trial on the murder in Långshyttan
SVT (February 10, 2017) The Långhytte Murder: Ten convicted after the brutal murder
SVT (December 22, 2016) The lawyer: “Like a British detective story”
While other articles tells about Nazism in the case
Dalademokraten (6 Feb 2017) Main characters in the Långshytt murder went in the Nazi march in Borlänge
“This is Nazi NMR – The Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement is, according to Säpo, the biggest threat, within the white power environment, to Sweden’s internal security.”
Aftonbladet (10 February 2017) The murder in Långshyttan is not a hate crime
“NMR, which is considered by Säpo to be the right-wing extremist organization that constitutes the greatest threat to Sweden’s internal security, is a party that through revolution wants to create a Nordic National Socialist republic. The organization has also called for violence against LGBTQ people.”
All sources [Accessed 20/11/2020].