This Sunday is Transgender Day Of Remembrance
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.
Please join the Local Transgender Day Of Remembrance Dinner & Memorial, organized by Trans-e-motion…which includes dinner, speakers, memorial, entertainment and art. Dinner tickets are $10 per person. Featured Speakers include Robin McGehee, Scotti Maldonado and Matt Mazzei.
Click on the links in this article for venue, directions and more information.