Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

We'll be talking with Samantha and Josie about Transgender Day of Remembrance, taking place on November 20th. 

 

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was begun in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.