Saturday is IDAHOT, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. It’s a little annoying that there is only one day for this…rather than it being a year-round concern.
To kick off the event, I’ve got some data for you. The Transgender Violence Tracking Portal is a new project, started in March of this year…so their data is a bit limited by the fact that only 14 countries have submitted data to them so far.
the TVTP project was created to allow public access and grassroots reporting of incidents of violence, and any registered user to easily query the TVTP database at any time to see the anti-transgender violence that has been reported. Researchers will be drawing from standard sources (news media, law enforcement, GLBT groups and many other sources) for additional and corroborative data.