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Why Do We Celebrate #TransgenderAwarenessWeek?

Let's celebrate together this community of beautiful people and let the message sound loud and clear: We stand with you, we support you, we love you! 🌈🏳️‍⚧️

💡 Why do we celebrate #TransgenderAwarenessWeek? Despite progress in many countries around the world, transgender persons still face discrimination in many areas of everyday life such as access to housing, employment and public services. Too often, they become victims of transphobic violence and harassment, and have to face hate speech, which has a deep impact on their mental health and well-being!

📣 #TransgenderAwarenessWeek is a week leading up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November, commemorating the life of Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman who was killed in 1998 because of who she was! Let's never forget her story!

How can you help?

📍 Educate yourself on transgender issues and raise awareness among your friends and family.

📍 Find out how you can support transgender persons in your community or country - get in touch with fantastic Transgender activists from Manushya Foundation, ILGA Asia, Young Pride Club & ASEAN SOGIE Caucus to see how you can get involved! ✊

Manushya Foundation urges governments to legally recognize the rights of transgender persons, so that they can be respected and protected. ❤️

#We Are Manushyan - Equal Human Beings

🏳️‍🌈 Manushya Foundation will always stand in solidarity with Transgender people! 🏳️‍⚧️

💙 We Love You

💙 We See You

💙 We Hear You

💙 We Stand with You

✊ Learn more about transgender issues!

👉🏼 Check out an amazing comic about issues transgender women are facing in Indonesia here.

👉🏼 Learn about issues of LGBTIQ+ community in Thailand from our UPR factsheet here.

👉🏼 Follow us on social media for more content on transgender issues in Thailand!


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