biyuti: so seeing Taleth argue with that (presumably white) trans man about his leading a candle…

biyuti:

so seeing Taleth argue with that (presumably white) trans man about his leading a candle light vigil for TDoR. 

And his response that ‘no one else would do it’ so he volunteered. 

makes me think of a story I read about SF’s (or some similar place) TDoR even where they only read a handful of the names from each geographical area. 

and this is exactly how and why white people stay messing up something that could be real. 

because… how does a *vigil* require a leader? why are only *some* of our dead worth naming? yes. there were over 200 names of people who died last year. most of them TWoC or trans feminine PoC. 

*every single one is worthy of having their name read*

instead. we get speeches. usually by people who *aren’t* TWoC or trans feminine PoC. we need someone to ‘lead’ a vigil. 

when all that is really necessary, is lighting some fucking candles and reading every damn name on the list. 

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