March 31 is Transgender People Visibility Day, since 2009. On this day, the international community is once again remembering the lives of brave transgender people fighting for LGBTQ rights. Thinking about the daily challenges that transgender people face.
In this article, the publication will showcase articles that will make you think again about the challenges of transgender people, transphobic crimes, the difficult process of transition, and the indifference of the state. The indifference that often transgender people have between two choices – leaving the country for self-preservation or engaging in sex work.
The protagonist of the article is a transgender man who began a process of self-determination at the age of 11. Which lasted 25 years. The article talks about the difficulty of communicating with medical staff, the ways in which he was able to connect with other LGBTQ people, family support and a state approach that does nothing to protect queer people.
“Part of the parenting system is not teaching children to love and respect themselves. Our parents grew up without this knowledge, but that does not mean we should not develop and love ourselves as we are,” Monica said in a May 17 blog post. Which tells us about the difficulties of living in a transgender country in a transphobic country and the way out of the country for self-preservation.
Maria Kasenkos story of self-determination as a 26-year-old transgender woman, will become an example to many. The story of leaving home at the age of 11, the process of transition, myths and stigmas combines the experiences of many transgender people and follows a violent, cruel environment which is why “no transgender woman in our country has reached old age “.
“I am Amanda, a transgender woman. Forced sex worker and artist.” says a transgender woman in a violent environment and engaging in sex work from an early age, which has become the only way to survive. Amanda’s story will make you think about the injustice and cruelty in the country that made LGBTQ people leave the country.
Anton Shadur’s transition journey in Spain. The path that the transgender boy took from Soviet Georgia to Spain reflects the human rights differences that exist between Georgia and Spain. It clearly shows the situation in our country, which does not care about human equality.
Nata Talikishvili is the first trans-activist to receive the Kato Mikeladze Prize in 2018. She has spoken out about the challenges facing transgender people in recent years. The obstacles posed by the pandemic, and cases of murder and hate crimes committed toward transgender people.
Catalina’s story deals with the themes of self-determination, friends, coming out and cruel patriarchy. It tells us about a number of fundamental problems that underlie the exclusion, violence, and inequality of members of society.
An 18-year-old transgender boy tells us about his first love, the period of self-discovery, going to psychologist to change his identity and the loneliness that accompanies the process of self-determination. This is a story about a growing gap between man and the environment.
Nata Macharashvili talks about her adolescence in the region. She talks about her independent life at the age of 14, the indifference of the police and the public, and her emigration, after which “everything changed as if the world had changed.”
“I did not run away, I saved my life,” said Selena Bukhaidze, a transgender woman who talks about the confusing process of self-determination, transition, sex work and emigration.
The inspiring story of Armenian transgender activist Lilit Martirosyan is about the similarities and differences between Armenia and Georgia, the challenges to human rights, and the problems of Armenian LGBTQ people. You should definitely get to know Lilith, the founding transgender woman, the founder of the first Armenian NGO, who was able to deliver a historic speech before the Armenian Parliament.