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State Department Honors Transgender Day of Rememberance

State Department Honors Transgender Day of Rememberance

“the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence”

Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance.

“On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence,” said Tillerson in an official statement.

Full statement here:

On Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States honors the memory of the many transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence.

Transgender individuals and their advocates, along with lesbian, gay, bisexual and intersex persons, are facing increasing physical attacks and arbitrary arrests in many parts of the world. Often these attacks are perpetrated by government officials, undermining the rule of law.

Transgender persons should not be subjected to violence or discrimination, and the human rights they share with all persons should be respected.

On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, the United States remains committed to advancing the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons. These principles are inherent in our own Constitution and drive the diplomacy of the United States.

According the GLAAD, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) began in 1999:

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Social media too is full of posts marking TDOR:

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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | November 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm

What better way to confuse your enemies than by confounding them……..


One of the truly great legacies of American culture, the TDR. I’m sure the history books will laud the great liberality of our society, just prior to collapsing upon itself. We, America, will be known as the Second Rome in centuries to come.

    Liberalism is divergent, which creates a perception of tolerance.

    Progressivism is monotonic, which, self-evidently, must be qualified.

    Conservatism is controlled, so principles matter.

You don’t help somebody with Bulimia or Anorexia by pretending they’re fat and need to lose weight.

You don’t help somebody by pretending that cosmetic surgery actually changes their gender.

This lunacy needs to stop. They’re not brave, they’re not laudable. They have a MENTAL DISORDER that needs treatment.

I wonder if suicide is included in the violence?

    C. Lashown in reply to healthguyfsu. | November 20, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    NOW There is an idea!

    America can have a national holiday honoring the mentally ill Beta Genders who commit suicide, thereby removing themselves from the gene pool. Darwin’s answer to genetic based sexual identity insanity, the liberals should all embrace the idea.

      healthguyfsu in reply to C. Lashown. | November 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      My post wasn’t necessarily meant to be a jest, although I can see why it would be taken as such.

      The suicide rate is known to be very high among the mentally ill, particularly those with gender dysphoria, and this doesn’t seem to be correlated to bullying. Furthermore, gun violence related deaths, particularly by anti-gun leftists, have often included skewed suicide stats to make the criminal use of guns look much more menacing. Yes, it is technically a crime but not a crime intended to murder anyone but one’s self. The left is developing quite the reputation of back-loading the data rationale to overstate their positions. The end justifies the means, after all, didn’t you know?

Oh boy, there’s a new pander cage at the zoo. I’m sure it will be popular with White House tourists.

What!? Did I just click to the Onion?

This is how Tillerson spends his day?

Is this not in conflict with Trumps no trans in the military?
Could not the SOS let this pass without an official statement?

Why does the SOS have to
Make a statement about trans?

I do understand that trans have been violently abused, I have great empathy for them, but I just don’t understand the SOS coming out with this speech.

I mean everyday is a day to remember for one disease or another , and they all mean something to the people affected, believe me , I know, so is he making statements everyday about Cancer, Alzheimer’s, ADHD, ADL, etc?

I get it he doesn’t acknowledge it as a disease, but believe me, cancer victims are discriminated against, treatment is withheld by Medicare, ageism is alive and well also…etc…

WTH? What does this have to do with the State Department? Are they going to do this for every mental disorder?

WTF is wrong with:

““the United States honors the memory of the many individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence”

This reeks of [class] diversity.

Homosexuals? Bisexuals? Transvestites? Crossovers?

The transgender spectrum or a specific mental or physical deviation or transposition?

Thanks, Rexy! I’ll put this up there with June 6th and December 7th.

Wow, yeah, especially in the hated, bigoted, mean-to-everyone Unite States (for which many have REALLY DIED in the process of trying to get to this supposed intolerant and intolerable Hellhole on Earth).

And, as compared with OTHER countries’ policies of dealing with non-heterosexual individuals? But, hey, THAT’s ok because of cultural “tolerance” or something like that.

I find it most interesting that one can choose wily nilly to be “trans” or their preferred gender-du-jour is, in 100% Biological Science Denial of the basic binary-no-other-choices-possible chromosomal evidence, but practicing homosexuals are doomed for life by these strident Libs who claim that THIS is the ONE AND ONLY sex/gender/whatever trait that CONNOT be changed by one’s choice. It’s a one way street — sorry about that, folks, but YOU are DENIED any subsequent choice…..says OUR choice on the subject.

Right. Science (like torpedoes) be damned in pursuit of their goals. Just more collateral damage.

There are a good many more substantial reasons why Tillerson is unfit to be Secretary of State, but this is another. Anyone who goes out of his way to make such a public statement has problems of his own, and isn’t very well connected to reality.

What the hell is wrong with Trump? Why doesn’t he fire this fool, along with McMaster, Mattis, and numerous others he’s mistakenly appointed to sensitive policy positions.

Did he try to say that BS with a straight face? What sophistry! Let’s “honor” delusional perverts that want to require, by force, that everyone else pretend along with their delusions.

buckeyeminuteman | November 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

I’m not betting man, but I’m certain that majority of gay hate crimes in this world are currently committed in the Middle East…

Perhaps a better day of remembrance would be to think about all the genuinely confused children from Western society whose parents believed their confusion and cries for help and made the decision to undergo hormone treatment and cosmetic surgery. Those are the real victims in all this.

How about a day of remembrance for all of the people whose lives have been destroyed by the Fascist Left for committing the thought-crime of speaking the truth about this mental disorder?

It’s disturbing and swampworthy to have national officials involved in this balkanization. Why do certain classes of people deserve a rememberance day separate from everyone else?
Administration effort would be better spent rooting out the timewasters and hacks that support this stuff.
Another example of “your government (not) at work”.

Tilerson personally spearheaded the disgusting integration of fagots into the Boy Scouts. Now he is promoting perverts at the UN? Is this POS for real?