Observing Transgender Day of Remembrance



TLDEF Observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted by Melanie Nathan, Nov 20, 2015.

New York, NY- The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) commemorates the 17th Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to memorialize all those lost to anti-transgender violence and to honor the spirit and resilience of transgender people worldwide.

TDOR began in 1999 when activists held a vigil to honor Rita Hester, a 34-year-old African American transgender woman who was killed the previous year in her apartment. Gwendolyn Ann Smith organized what has grown into a worldwide commemoration of all those killed by anti-transgender violence. Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe now observe this solemn day by honoring the memory of those who were killed and holding local remembrance events.

Statement from TLDEF Executive Director Michael Silverman:

“The transgender community – and transgender women of color in particular – is in the midst of…

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