ROME, Italia — The United States Embassy to the Holy See celebrated “ Transgender Day of Remembrance” Sunday, offering tribute “ to those of the transgender local community who have been murdered because of dislike. ”
Based on the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance upon November 20 that honors the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts associated with anti-transgender violence.
Transgender activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith established TDOR in 1999 as a vigil to recognition the memory of Rita Hester, a black transgender person who was killed in Allston Massachusetts in 1998.
In his 2016 letter on marriage and the family, Amoris Laetitia (“ The Joy of Love” ), Francis said that young people needs to be taught “ respect and appreciation” for sexual variations, as a way of overcoming self-absorption.
Especially when suffering from difficulties with gender identity, “ the young need to be assisted to accept their own body because it was created, ” he insisted.