November 2020 Days of Action
FORGE’s Days of Action campaigns raise awareness and encourage positive action in support of transgender and non-binary communities.
#30DaysOfAction to Reduce Violence Against Trans and Non-binary People
For the past 21 years, November has been the month in which communities across the world mourn those who have died from anti-transgender hate-motivated violence. Our immediate access to news through social media channels has heightened our awareness of each tragic loss. This year the death counts come on top of COVID-19 and numerous other injustices of racism, police misconduct, systemic violence, sexism, poverty, homelessness, bullying (in schools and by civic leaders), anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, ageism, rollbacks in legal protections, and increases in the rates of intimate partner violence…. It can feel like we in the trans community are in a constant state of mourning and rage, hopelessness, and helplessness.
We need to mourn, but we also need to act to protect the living. This year FORGE is again offering #30DaysOfAction to provide a daily serving of practical, concrete actions anyone can take to help protect and improve the lives of trans and non-binary people. We hope you will not only read and act on these, but share them with others, as well.
We encourage you to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube), share these posts (tag us if you like so we can elevate your voice), write your own #30DaysOfAction posts, and/or TAKE ACTION!
You can learn more about the concepts behind #30DaysOfAction here.