||Activist projects names of trans dead on Netflix HQ
--From a press release
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LOS GATOS — On the Trans Day of Remembrance, the names of trans people who died this year were projected onto Netflix's Silicon Valley headquarters. The words of light were visible from Winchester Boulevard, over the archway entrance to the headquarters. Earlier this year, Netflix was criticized for spreading transphobia as well as for firing a trans, Black, pregnant employee for organizing a walkout.
Local trans activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith said of the projection, "The CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, spoke earlier this year in defense of Dave Chappelle's comedy special, 'The Closer,' stating that, 'We have a strong belief that content on screen doesn't directly translate to real-world harm.' It is a fitting rebuttal, therefore, that the names of those who were murdered in the name of anti-transgender violence end up projected on the walls of Netflix's offices. Perhaps this will serve as a reminder that there are, indeed, real world consequences to consider when you platform transphobia disguised as comedic expression."
2021 was the deadliest year of violence against gender-diverse people since records began, with the greatest harm done to Black trans women, migrants, and sex workers. The recorded number of 375 deaths is likely also severely underreported, according to Transrespect Versus Transphobia Worldwide.
"I cancelled my Netflix account," said local projection activist Alan Marling, "but I'll be happy to renew it once the company meets the demands of the walkout." The demands include investment in trans and non-binary voices, acknowledging the harm done, and hiring of a trans executive. The full list can be found here: www.theverge.com/2021/10/18/22733098/netflix-trans-employees-demands-dave-chappelle-walkout .
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