Toshio Meronek | Truthout | December 29, 2015
From left to right: Elisha Walker, Kandis Capri and India Clarke – portraits of some of the Black trans women and gender-nonconforming femme people who were murdered in 2015. (Art: Micah Bazant)
If the mainstream media has its way, 2015 will be remembered as the year gay marriage (and divorce) became legal in the United States; Caitlyn Jenner told us what being a trans woman was really about (famously declaring the “hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear“); and the benevolent tech titans at Facebook made us a rainbow filter for our profile pics (while it continued to repress queer and trans people’s ability to use their preferred names). But so much more happened in the last 12 months.
Let’s talk about the important battles won, and those that we’re still fighting, and the people we’ve lost, and all those who have survived against the odds.