November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.
We remember and recognize the long struggle for justice for Transgender persons and all persons of diverse gender identities and expressions.
We remember all transgender persons that have been murdered and violently attacked throughout the world and in our country, the Philippines, because of transphobia and intolerance, especially those that are fuelled by religious fundamentalism; every trans child or adult who were driven to suicide because of bigotry and hate.
We remember the many transgender pastors and activists in the history of the Metropolitan Community Churches; those that passed away and those that are still living and serving.
In remembering, may we all find courage and passion to continue to fight for a world where every transgender person is accepted, celebrated and kept safe.
In the name of the TRANSfigured Christ, this we must do.