Remembering the Self-Violence on the Transgender Day of Remembrance – Pete Subkoviak – Policy coordinator, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

As I enter my 30th year of life, something is happening to me that I never thought would take place: I’m getting older. The hair atop my head is thinning; the creases around my eyes are deepening, and the love handles simply won’t go away, no matter how hard I hit the gym. It’s a fact of life I never imagined I’d have to deal with because, simply put, I thought I’d be dead by now. Grim I know, but keep reading – it gets better.