Today, November 20th, is the Transgender Day of Remembrance. This annual observance honors those lost to anti-trans violence.
Established in 1999 after the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender-woman, it has become a day for communities worldwide to memorialize lives taken by transphobia. Through vigils, events, and education, TDoR raises awareness about discrimination trans people face while creating space to mourn and celebrate trans lives. It serves as a solemn reminder of the work still needed to end violence against our trans siblings. Their lives matter.
Though it’s a sad day, it brings our community together in solidarity and resolve. Stand with us on this day, November 20th to remember them. Even lighting a candle or sharing a social media post helps spread visibility. Together we can build a future of safety, acceptance and transgender pride.
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