Transgender Week of Remembrance: Ryley Courchene

This one breaks my heart a little extra. Ryley Courchene was 29 years old when she killed herself in late September, 2015.  She had studied at the Marvel Beauty School in Toronto, and her Facebook shows a love of unique nailwork that she did for friends. I wish I...

Transgender Week of Remembrance: Bri(an) Golec

Author’s note: In researching for this post, I discovered there were some conflicting sources about Bri(an)’s preferred name and pronoun usage at the time of their death. To avoid deliberate misgendering, I will use neutral pronouns in an attempt to...

Transgender Week of Remembrance: Sumaya Dalmar

“She used her life as an example of what it meant to be the fullest version of yourself, the best version of yourself.” — Lali Mohamed, friend …. What is clear from the turnout and outpouring of love at the memorial was that she was a family...