Senior class president: “We will now take an extended moment of silence for Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
GSA President: Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to honour trans- and gender non-conforming- people who have been the victim of hate crimes in the past year. Countless people were victims in the United States alone this year, and this continues to be a problem throughout the rest of the world, too. The recorded number of deaths this year is 238.
Me: Victims were aged between 13 and 60. Among them, we ask you to remember the inspirational Ms. Islan Nettles of New York and Miami performer Ms. Wanda. Spectrum asks you to remember that these crimes still happen despite our fight for equality, and we ask you to take whatever actions you can to continue to promote understanding and compassion toward everyone.
It's not much, but our school seems so ignorant of all the LGBTQ hate crime that still happens, so we figured this would be a good wake-up call.