The Transgender Day of Remembrance

Thanks to Nezua who posted about this, I think it is worth marking, not just to memorialise but to show a united front against hatred and bigotry and solidarity with transgender people-

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

www.transgenderdor.org

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4 Responses to “The Transgender Day of Remembrance”

  1. RickB Says:

    I’m really glad you posted it as otherwise I could well have missed it and it’s a good thing to pause and think about.

  2. libhomo Says:

    Thanks for blogging on this critically important topic.

  3. RickB Says:

    Yeah, it’s the first time I heard of it but I see it’s spread around a bit so it is gaining attention, all for the good.


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