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    Default Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 23 at 3 PM Pacific Time

    On November 23 at 3 PM Pacific time, you are cordially invited to attend Transgender day of Remembrance. It will be held in the Temple of the Abandoned dimension of Samerra@Faeblight. Everyone, please be civil.

    There are a few reasons for doing this in-game. Many people are are not able to attend events like this in real life. Some people may even be afraid to attend an event like this in real life. Many of the reasons for having this event are just as valid here as there are in real life. Nor is this a novel idea as it's been done in Second Life, another RPG. In the last year 238 trans people were murdered worldwide, just for being themselves. Those are just the ones we know about.

    Rather than attempt to define what and why this is needed, I've included an excerpt from the site http://www.transgenderdor.org/about-2

    The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

    Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a ***********, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

    We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence, especially since the events of September 11th. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.

    The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.

    Note: This page was taken from http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/what.html
    The Remembering our Dead Web Project and The Transgender Day of Remembrance are owned by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, All Rights Reserved

    If you haven't done so and you plan to attend, please download Mumble:*http://www.mumble.com/

    I'm going to rent a mumble server for the event to make it easier for everyone.

    Here's the proper way to deal with troublesome users on the forums:

    http://forums.riftgame.com/faq.php?f...ublesome_users

    Also, when you're in-game here's how to deal with Harassment in-game:

    https://support.trionworlds.com/app/...detail/a_id/96

    This is Trionworlds definition of hate speech:

    https://support.trionworlds.com/app/...id/106/kw/hate

    I urge everyone to use these methods, rather than respond to hate with hate. <3
    If you've any questions, feel fee to contact me here or in-game through, Lysipe@Faeblight or Samerra@faeblight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWZFgbd94Dg
    Here's an older video with a more spiritual message.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_pmLPWr6t8

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    Here's an open invitation for a representative from Trion to come speak at our event, about 5 minutes or so, if they're up to it. Contact me if you're up to it.

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr Seuss
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    Will likely make it, although I probably won't have mumble set up, I'm not much for voice things. Hearing is hard for me, text is easy. It overlaps with our regular D&D game, but I usually have a laptop up doing something like gathering resources in FF14 anyway, I can swap over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_real_seebs View Post
    Will likely make it, although I probably won't have mumble set up, I'm not much for voice things. Hearing is hard for me, text is easy. It overlaps with our regular D&D game, but I usually have a laptop up doing something like gathering resources in FF14 anyway, I can swap over.
    Yes, we might need someone that can type fast to type out what's being said on mumble. You don't need to speak on mumble though, if you don't want to either. Listening is good enough. Incidentally I don't like my voice on mumble either, but I'll deal with it for this.

    I may put this event on my twitch feed. I'm not sure yet. It might be nice for posterity.

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    Wasn't this thread closed once before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyWood View Post
    Wasn't this thread closed once before?
    How does this even't have any effect on you? If you don't want to go, then don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S4mara View Post
    How does this even't have any effect on you? If you don't want to go, then don't.
    Did i say anything about the event? i asked a question that is valid. The last time this thread was going the forums were spammed with hate and other crap for days (that effects everyone).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyWood View Post
    Did i say anything about the event? i asked a question that is valid. The last time this thread was going the forums were spammed with hate and other crap for days (that effects everyone).
    Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I'm a little defensive right now. I hope you don't blame me considering.

    Yes, it was locked due to trolling. One of the biggest complaints was that many felt this was an off-topic subject even though it's an in-game event, similar to the Pride Parade I co-organized in June. That event stayed in the General discussion area until it was over too. Really I believe the idea was that they felt it should this subject should be hidden from public view. The murderers and people that hate would love to erase us from public existence. My posting here is a compromise to the people that say this is an off-topic discussion.

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr Seuss
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyWood View Post
    Wasn't this thread closed once before?
    A thread on the topic got trolled into oblivion, and the mods (perhaps reasonably) decided that it would be less horrible to close it than to try to keep up with the trolls or let them run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S4mara View Post
    Sorry, I misunderstood your question. I'm a little defensive right now. I hope you don't blame me considering.

    Yes, it was locked due to trolling. One of the biggest complaints was that many felt this was an off-topic subject even though it's an in-game event, similar to the Pride Parade I co-organized in June. That event stayed in the General discussion area until it was over too. Really I believe the idea was that they felt it should this subject should be hidden from public view. The murderers and people that hate would love to erase us from public existence. My posting here is a compromise to the people that say this is an off-topic discussion.
    I can understand being defensive, but not everyone is out to get u. I joined the military when I was 17, I did so to protect peoples rights, no matter what those rights may be. Everyone has the right to live in peace and not in fear, no matter their race, sex, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation/preference, or anything else. I fought for these rights, just as millions of other have done, and continue to do. Don't let a few skew your outlook on life or other people.

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    yeesh seems everbody is picking Nov 23 as their "special" day. you guys, Doctor Who, One Direction, and god only knows who else is celebrating something on Nov 23 lol. Good luck to you guys, I'll be on my couch watching Doctor Who all day :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyWood View Post
    I can understand being defensive, but not everyone is out to get u. I joined the military when I was 17, I did so to protect peoples rights, no matter what those rights may be. Everyone has the right to live in peace and not in fear, no matter their race, sex, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation/preference, or anything else. I fought for these rights, just as millions of other have done, and continue to do. Don't let a few skew your outlook on life or other people.
    I too am a veteran from before Don't Ask Don't Tell, I'm showing my age. Though I was in the Chair Force as one my Marine kids likes to tell me. Still, I thank you for your service and for defending our freedom of speech as well as our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. May your life be forever filled with peace, love and joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyWood View Post
    I can understand being defensive, but not everyone is out to get u. I joined the military when I was 17, I did so to protect peoples rights, no matter what those rights may be. Everyone has the right to live in peace and not in fear, no matter their race, sex, political beliefs, religion, sexual orientation/preference, or anything else. I fought for these rights, just as millions of other have done, and continue to do. Don't let a few skew your outlook on life or other people.
    That is a sort of cool message. I know people tend to get a little defensive after a while, but there are lots of decent and friendly folks out there.
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    I want to thank everyone that attended. I love you all. <3

    Here's the video if you missed it.

    http://www.twitch.tv/s4marra/b/482433687

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    Actually this one is better, but a lot of the first one was just standing around getting ready... This one has some of that but not too much. lol

    http://www.twitch.tv/s4marra/c/3290022

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~ Dr Seuss
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