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2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance

by Tami Starlight

2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - in front of The Carnegie Community Center (just before the march down Hastings)
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - in front of The Carnegie Community Center (just before the march down Hastings)
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - in front of The Carnegie Community Center (just before the march down Hastings)
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - in front of The Carnegie Community Center (just before the march down Hastings)
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - marches down Hastings to SFU Harbour Centre
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - marches down Hastings to SFU Harbour Centre
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - SFU Harbour Center -Out In Harmony (LGBT Choir) http://outinharmony.org/
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - SFU Harbour Center -Out In Harmony (LGBT Choir) http://outinharmony.org/
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - SFU Harbour Center - Lisa Baird recites her poetry - http://www.luckygoat.org/bio/
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - SFU Harbour Center - Lisa Baird recites her poetry - http://www.luckygoat.org/bio/
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - SFU Harbour Center - the candle burns as we memorialize & reflect....
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance - SFU Harbour Center - the candle burns as we memorialize & reflect....
2010 Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance

Also posted by Tami Starlight:

On an early west coast winter evening, members of the trans community & their allies gathered in front of The Carnegie Community Center and marched to SFU Harbour Center for a solemn memorial for those killed due to anti transgender/transexual violence and hate.

Approximately 120 people marched and participated in events at SFU Harbour Center, where a short film "Isn't It Obvious" (see below) was screened, and there was a reading of the proclamtion from Vancouver City Hall (proclaiming Nov. 20 to be the Vancover Transgender Day of Remembrance by the city), as well as a statement from Bill Siksay on Parliament Hill at the Ottawa TDOR and rally for Bill C-389 (see below for more details). In addition, Out In Harmony sang some beautiful harmony (see below), a short film from Dion Manley about the 2002 San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance was shown, Lisa Baird (fantastic local poet - see below), a man from Venus - from James Diamond (see below).

The most important part of the event: the memorialization of our murdered trans family, and acknowledgement of those we have lost due to suicide. We also acknowledged unceeded coast salish territory, anti oppression space, and that many of the murdered trans people were women, of colour, and were sex workers.

The march and event at SFU equalled the scope and attendence of the largest Van TDOR back in 2005. Yet this one had a more balanced and diverse agenda.

Vancouver is one of 197 events (that I know of) taking place in 19 countries and 39 states.

The community is looking forward to planning for next years, with the exception that we are memorializing murdered trans people. The goal of the event and non profit society is to no longer have a need for such an event. A fact that did not become lost on the community people in attendance.

The event concluded with a statement about the current status of the THP - Trans Health Program. A historically under funded Vancouver Coastal Health Program at 3 bridges Health Clinic on Drake & Hornby.

After the event Lisa Baird from "Poke" & Laurel provided acupucture for those interested.

http://www.pokecommunityacupuncture.ca/

(for more information on the THP issue contact:  vantdor@gmail.com - as well as information/feedback/how to get involved - about the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance)

*who we memorialized this year - we memorialize in November of each year*

 

Brenda
Location: Rome, Italy
Cause of Death: Burned to death
Date of Death: November 20, 2009
Sources:http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Politics/?id=3.0.4019601050
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8370511.stm
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Politics/?id=3.0.4019601440
http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/Politics/?id=3.0.4019601818

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Wanchai Tongwijit
Location:Wichit, Phuket City, Thailand
Cause of Death:Shot in the head
Date of Death:November 21, 2009
She was 35 years old.
Source:http://www.phuketgazette.net/archives/articles/2009/article8045.html

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Mariah Malina Qualls
Location: San Francisco, California
Cause of Death: Blunt force trauma to the head.
Date of Death: December 9, 2009
Mariah was 23 years old
Sources:http://www.ktvu.com/news/22015154/detail.html

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Estrella (Jose Angel) Venegas
Location: Mexicali, Mexico
Cause of Death: Shot in the chest and the forehead
Date of Death: December 13, 2009
Estrella was 32 years old
Sources: Estrella’s brother.

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Wong
Location: Bernama, Malaysia
Cause of Death: Wong had stab wounds in the right side of the stomach

and left side of the chest plus bruises in the right hand.
Date of Death: January 1, 2010
Wong was 64 years old.
Source:http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=465620

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Myra Chanel Ical
Location: Houston, Texas
Cause of Death: Many wounds and defensive bruises.
Date of Death: January 18, 2010
Myra was 51 years old.
Source:http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/100120-partially-clothed-folo

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Derya Y.
Location: Antalya, turkey
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Date of Death: February 8, 2010
Derya was 35 years old.
Source:

http://www.bianet.org/english/

minorities/119958-transgender-derya-y-killed-in-antalya

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Fevzi Yener (nickname – Aycan)
Location: Şehremin, İstanbul
Cause of Death: Stabbed 17 times
Date of Death: February 16, 2010
No age was reported
Source: Istanbul LGBTT
http://www.istanbul-lgbtt.org/

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Dino Curi Huansi
Location:Parma, Italy
Cause of Death:Stabbed and left in roadside dump
Date of Death:March 26, 2010
She was 28 years old.
Source:Italian breakfast television (“Rai Uno”)
and www.parmaoggi.it/2010/03/26/trovato-un-cadavere-in-via-del-traglione-la-vittima-\
e-un-trans-di-circa-trent’anni-si-indaga-per-omicidio/

http://www.parmaoggi.it/2010/03/27/identificato-il-trans-ucciso-si-chiam...

 

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Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar
Location: Queens, New York
Cause of Death: Strangled
Date of Death: March 27, 2010
Amanda was 29 years old.
Source:http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/04/01/2010-04-01_choked_to_death.html

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Unidentified transgender woman
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Cause of Death: dismembered and mutilated
Date of Death: estimated to have taken place the last week in March
Source:http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2010/04/05/mutilation-victim-may-have-been-transsexual-police.html

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Unidentified transgender woman
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Cause of Death: Beheaded
Date of Death: April 3, 2010
Source:http://www.carlaantonelli.com/notis-05042010-mujer-transexual-decapitada-mexico.htm

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Toni Alston
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Cause of Death: shot to death
Date of Death: April 3, 2010
Toni was 44 years old.
Source:http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/14/1375123/family-asks-for-info-in-mans-killing.html

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Ashley Santiago Ocasio
Location: Corozal, Puerto Rico
Cause of Death: Stabbed to death
Date of Death: April 19, 2010
Ashley was 31 years old.
Source:http://www.edgeftlauderdale.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=&sc3=&id=104728

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Azra
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Cause of Death: Shot in the back of the head
Date of Death: April 27, 2010
Azra was 30 years old.
Source:http://iglhrc.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/recognition-of-an-organization-and-the-loss-of-a-leader/

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Chanel (Dana A. Larkin)
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Cause of Death: Shot in the head
Date of Death: May 7, 2010
Chanel was 26 years old.
Source:http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=news&sc3=&id=105882

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Unidentified transgender woman
Location:San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Cause of Death: Raped and shot 3 times
Date of Death: May 15, 2010
Source:http://transsadominicana1.blogspot.com/2010/05/se-suma-una-victima-mas-los-crimenes-de.html and http://http//www.elnacional.com.do/nacional/2010/5/15/48655/Asesinan-un-...

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Angie González Oquendo
Location: Caguas, Puerto Rico
Cause of Death: Strangled with an electrical cord
Date of Death: May 24, 2010
Angie was 38 years old
Source:http://www.edgeboston.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=news&sc3=&id=106112

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Sandy Woulard
Location:Chicago, Illinois
Cause of Death:Shot in the chest
Date of Death June 21, 2010
Sandy was 28 years old.
Source: Chicago Sun Times (The victim was identified as Credale Woulard)

http://www.edgelosangeles.com/index.php?ch=news&sc=&sc2=news&sc3=&id=107516

 

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Roy Antonio Jones III
Location: Southampton, NY
Cause of Death: Punched repeatedly and grabbed by the neck
Date of Death: August 1, 2010
Roy was 16 Months old.
Note: 20 year old Pedro Jones told police he had struck the infant several times with a closed fist. Jones said he was “trying to make him act like a boy instead of a little girl.”
Source:http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/Southampton/293472/Suspect-in-Shinnecock-toddler-death-pleads-not-guilty-to-manslaughter

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Imperia Gamaniel Parson
Location: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Cause of Death: shot
Date of Death: August 30, 2010
source: http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=16738

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Gypsy
Location: Houston, Texas
Cause of Death: shot to death
Date of Death: September 6, 2010
source: Cristan Williams via the Houston Police Department

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Victoria Carmen White
Location Maplewood, New Jersey
Cause of Death shot
Date of Death September 12, 2010
Victoria was 28 years old.
Source:http://www.baristanet.com/2010/09/maplewood-murder-victim-transgender-female/
http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=261210&position=1&news_type=news

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Justo Luis González García
Location Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Cause of Death shot in the head
Date of Death September 13, 2010
Justo Luis was 34 years old.
This is 1 of the 2 transgender people found murdered, they were found together.
The second is unidentified.
Source: http://glaadblog.org/2010/09/13/two-transgender-women-found-murdered-in-puerto-rico/ and http://www.elnuevodia.com/ultimandoshombresquevestianropademujer-778501.html

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Unidentified person dressed in women’s clothes
Location Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico
Cause of Death shot in the head
Date of Death September 13, 2010
This is 1 of the 2 transgender people found murdered, they were found together.
Source: http://glaadblog.org/2010/09/13/two-transgender-women-found-murdered-in-puerto-rico/ and http://www.elnuevodia.com/ultimandoshombresquevestianropademujer-778501.html

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Irem
Location Bursa, Turkey
Cause of Death Drowned in her apartment
Date of Death September 20, 2010
Source: Richard Köhler, Transgender Europe – www.tgeu.org

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Stacey Lee aka Stacey Blahnik
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cause of Death unreported by police
Date of Death October 11, 2010
Stacey was 31 years old
Source:http://m.philly.com/phillycom/db_41090/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=rsn84XoX&src=cat

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20101013_Body_of_transsexual_found...

 

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Unidentified person dressed in women’s clothes
LocationSheikhupura, Pakistan
Cause of Death Brutally tortured and burned
Date of Death November 6, 2010
Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/73811/eunuch-and-cross-dressers-bodies-found/

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Unidentified Eunuch
LocationSheikhupura, Pakistan
Cause of Death Brutally tortured and burned
Date of Death November 7, 2010
Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/73811/eunuch-and-cross-dressers-bodies-found/

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Emanuelly Colaço Taborda
Location:Parana, Brazil
Cause of Death:Strangled
Date of Death:November 9, 2010
She was 39 years old.
Source:http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=pt&tl=en&u=http://mixbrasil.uol.com.br/noticias/travesti-e-estrangulada-com-cordao-da-blusa-no-parana.html

 

 

 

Event related links:

Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance (society)

http://vancouvertdor.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112582138799998

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VancouverTransgenderDayOfRemembrance

The international site for the Transgender Day of Remembrance: http://www.transgenderdor.org/

Bill C-389 = http://dentedbluemercedes.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/canadas-trans-rights-...

The short documentary "Isn't It Obvious"? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397476/

Out In Harmony = http://outinharmony.org/

Lisa Baird = http://www.luckygoat.org/bio/

James Diamond = http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375951/

http://www.pokecommunityacupuncture.ca/

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