2What is Gender?Gender Identity: is an internal sense of being male/female. This is different from a biological/genetic sex.Assigned gender: is the gender attributed at birth to fit your genitals.Assigned sex: the sex you were attributed at birth based on cursory examination of your genitals.Bigendered: people that feel they have both male and female sides to their personalities.
3DefinitionsSex: many variables have been identified in determining sex, chromosomal sex, gonad sex, hormonal sex, internal reproductive organs, external genitals, assigned sex and gender role.Transgender: a person whose identity or expression differs from conventional expectations of masculinity and femininity. Both transgender and trans-identified is often used as a catchall term for gender variant people.Transsexual: a person who suffers from intense gender dysphoria and may or may not require surgical and hormonal medical intervention.Post-operative: a transsexual who had a genital transformative surgery.Pre-operative: a transsexual who has not had a surgery but is planning on having one.
4Definitions continued… Cross-dresser: enjoys dressing in cloths appropriate to the “opposite” gender. (Used to be referred to as Transvestite.)Drag queen or king: cross-dresses for more theatrical reasons.Intersexual: someone whose sex may be neither male/female. 1/500 of the population has a karyotype other than XX or XY. (Used to be referred to as hermaphrodites.)Androgyne: chooses to live outside of socially prescribed gender roles. (Also known as the third sex.)
5Myths and FactsMyth: The sex assigned to a person at birth is their “real” sex or gender.Myth: Transgender people and transsexuals are really lesbians or gay men who are uncomfortable being same-sex oriented.Myth: Male-to-female transsexuals are considered men until they have sex-change surgery.Myth: People can be categorized as transsexual or non-transsexual there is no in between.
7Reshae McCauley Location: Largo, Florida Cause of Death: Severe upper body trauma Date of Death: December 7, 2003VICTIMSBarry Winchell Location: Fort Campbell, Kentucky Cause of Death: Beaten with Baseball bat Date of Death: July 5, 1999Bella Martinez Location: Los Angeles, California Cause of Death: Shot Date of Death: August 28, 2004Fred Martinez Location: Cortez, Colorado Cause of Death: Head smashed, cuts to body Date of Death: June 2001Gwen Araujo Location: Newark, California Cause of Death: Strangled then buried Date of Death: October 3, 2002Grayce “Candace” Baxter Location: Toronto, Ontario Cause of Death: Chocked & dismembered Date of Death: December 8, 1992
8Started in 1999 as a candle light vigil after the murder of Started in 1999 as a candle light vigil after the murder of Rita Hester in 1998.What is the purpose of the Day of Remembrance?Who else is participating?Why are transgender people being killed?What can I do?
9Transgender Violence Statistics Anti-transgender violence can take many forms some of which are: discrimination, physical assault, verbal assault, emotional abuse and even murderThe exact numbers of anti-transgender violent acts are difficult to determine and may be represented as fewer incidents than there actually are.Violence may be directed not only to transgender individuals but also at anyone who is perceived to be transgender or crossing gender lines. Individuals who are associated with transgender people may themselves become the victims of anti-transgender violence.Statistics have been obtained from
10Transgender Murder Statistics More than 1 murder a monthSince 1970 there have been 321 reported deathsDeadliest year to be reported was 2002 with 39 REPORTED deaths.Causes of DeathShotStabbedBeatenStrangledMultiple/unknown - 67
12Fernanda Covarrubias San Felipe, CHILE Killed: December 4th, 2002 Grayce “Candace” Baxter Toronto, CANADA December 8, 1992Tyra Hunter Washington D.C., USA August 7th, Nikki Nicholas Michigan, USA February 21, 2003
13Name unknown Cali, COLOMBIA March 6, 2003Amanda MilanNew York, USAJune 18, 2000James Jerome MackJanuary 21, 2001Gwen Amber Rose AraujoCalifornia, USAOctober 4, 2002
14THANK YOU Want to learn more: – Canadian Union of Public employees– Remembering Our Dead– Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation– Q Collective UNBSJ– Gay & Lesbian Advocates & DefendersTHANK YOU