[Image: blue, pink, and white candles in front of a transgender flag. Text reads "Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020"]
Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. We honour and commemorate our trans siblings who have lost their lives to trans-antagonism, hate and violence. In the last year, 350 trans and gender-diverse people were reported murdered, and many more deaths go unreported. Trans women, trans people of colour, trans sex workers continue to be the largest groups of victims.
Trans people are up to six times more likely to be autistic. Our community includes trans people; as trans autistics, particularly trans autistics of colour, many of us face additional violence from institutions, police forces, hospitals, schools, caregivers, prisons, and detention centres.
We must come together as a community to resist, to survive. We cannot forget our trans autistic ancestors who came before us, who were pathologized like we are for our autistic truths and joys, for their trans truths and joys. We mourn in solidarity with the trans community.