Respect transgender victims of violence
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Respect transgender victims of violence

    1. Jane Fae
    2. Petition by

      Jane Fae

      Deeping St James, United Kingdom

Every 72 hours, somewhere in the world, a trans man or woman is murdered. Those stark statistics conceal an even greater epidemic of violence against the trans community in general. Individuals attacked on the street: people attacked in their homes; others afraid to leave their homes.

This is not exclusively the fault of the press: but through a constant diet of deliberate mockery and careless disrespect, the press have made the climate worse.

Even when they are outwardly sympathetic, they appear incapable of getting it right. A reasonably sympathetic piece by "respected" news agency Reuters shapes public opinion by illustrating the story with the image of a trans prostitute.

When the world in general demands respect for its own dead - especially when it comes to Poppy Day - it is not too much to ask for a little respect in return.

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    • ALEX BALSDON GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing this petition because I work as a counsellor with trans people and know only too well how much hatred and bigotry they have to contend with. I'm also in the UK National Union of Journalists, and am sickened by the media coverage of trans people.

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    • Cerise Reed ST GEORGE, BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      Trans people are just people - they deserve to be able to live their lives without fear of being murdered just for who they are.

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      • almost 3 years ago

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    • Char Carter HEREFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I've been threaten before now just nobody stupid enough to try it.

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    • Layla Leatham DONCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      I'm signing because I'm fighting for our rights.

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