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TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE

Today we honour trans lives lost to hatred and ignorance.

On November 28, 1998, Rita Hester was murdered in Allston, Massachussets.

The following year, on November 20, trans activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith founded the Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize Rita and all those killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

Rita’s murder — like that of most transgender murder cases — remains unsolved.

According to Trangender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring, over 2,600 trans people were murdered around the world since 2008. However, that’s just the cases that were reported to authorities and investigated, which doesn’t always happen in some corners of the world.

In honour of those lives lost, the Vancouver Transgender Day of Remembrance Society has planned an a memorial service.

2017 VANCOUVER TRANS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
Tonight at Carnegie Community Centre (401 Main St.), 7:30pm to 9:30pm