usagi, michiru, and their oblivious significant others
happy birthday to the girl with the golden voice ♫
Canada has less people than California alone, and we’re the 2nd biggest country in the world. Gay rights are fully legal, abortion is legal, no racism or descrimination of any kind is allowed, free healthcare, and we have moose. Come live here, we have lots of space!
can Americans come too
I feel like this is a misleading invitation. We don’t actually have a lot of space, the majority of Canada is uninhabitable because of the climate and terrain. Most of Canada’s population lives in crowded cities near the Southern border. Gay marriage is legal but it doesn’t mean other forms of discrimination are non-existent, e.g. gay men are still not allowed to donate blood. Abortion is legal but it’s still a contested issue in election debates. Legally racism and discrimination aren’t allowed, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t occur. Canada and the US are more similar in race relations than many Canadians would like to admit. Healthcare can vary depending on province and territory, and heathcare coverage has become significantly limited for new immigrants and refugees. I love Canada and I think it’s a great country, but let’s not pretend it’s an utopia.
TWOCC was established almost one year ago after the brutal murder of Islan Nettles, a black trans woman in New York City. Since then we have brought visibility to this case and uplifted the narratives of struggle and resilience from our communities. From our multiple appearances at conferences, to our various talks, and our numerous accountability sessions we have created a new space for trans women of color leadership in the movement.
We are an organizing collective, NOT a registered non-profit. We rely on grassroots fundraising to sustain the work. Trans women of color have historically — and continue to — put our bodies on the line for justice. The amount of unpaid emotional, physical, and psychological labor we do for our movements is astronomical. We are tired of the lip service that our allies give to trans women of color issues. We believe that the role of allies in our movement is to fund us so that we can do the work for ourselves! This is a fundraising campaign lead by allies to support our work. We need YOUR change, to make our own!