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Three Trans Women Reflect on Their Lives For Transgender Day of Remembrance

Trans Day of Remembrance

"The time is now to understand that trans lives matter."

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which commemorates lives lost to anti-trans violence across the world, GLAAD has released a video spotlighting the everyday challenges trans people face in our society.

The powerful clip features three trans women--Miasha Forbes, Daniella Carter and Cecilia Gentili--who tell personal stories about their lives as marginalized folks.

Forbes recalls a stranger threatening to murder her after she accidentally touched his car: "I should shoot you right now, you fucking man," he screamed.

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Carter opens up about living within foster care, sleeping on the subway and knowing she'd never be able to go home. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) highlights the lives that often feel disposable, she says. "The time is now to understand that trans lives matter," she says.

Gentili discusses a "dark period" in her life when she was living in the United States as an undocumented person, which triggered heavy drug use. After going through jail and addiction treatment, she finally found her community--a "light" at the end of a tumultuous chapter.

Listen to the three women's stories, below.

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