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.

Tonight the University of Alaska Anchorage Women's Studies Program will be holding a round table discussion honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance and those lives lost to violence. All are welcome.

November 17, 2010
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
UAA Consortium Library, Room 307

Candlelight vigil will follow immediately after the discussion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

May the day when sexual orientation no longer matters come sooner rather than later because character is all that matters.

May the families and friends who have lost those they loved find strength and hope. Tolerance and understanding are growing, albeit too slowly, but it is growing in momentum.

No one should be murdered, but to die at the hands of someone who simply hates you for what you are, not who you are is the ultimate pain. I hope the police being to make these losses a priority so we can root out those who have no humanity, no understanding, and no love within their hearts.

Peace be with you.

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