Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Written by scott on November 20th, 2013

Transgender FlagToday is the Transgender Day of Remembrance – a day we set aside to remember and honor the many transgender lives we have lost around the world.

Pink News reports:

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today with vigils and memorial events across the UK and around the world. It’s to remember people who have died as a result of their actual or perceived transgender identity. TDoR first started in 1998, following the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman in Massachusetts. International statistics compiled by the Trans Respect Monitoring Project released last week identified 238 trans people murdered across the world in the past 12 months.

Today is a good reminder, but it shouldn’t be the only day we remember those lost or work to help those who are still here.

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