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GENY's 2021 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Say Their Names!
Join us for a virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial as we gather to remember those who have been murdered due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice in the past year.
Transgender Day of Remembrance events are held worldwide 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 a person whose personal identity does not match the sex assigned at birth, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender and non-binary people.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes.
• It publicly mourns and honors the lives of our community members who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred.
• It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender and non-binary people, an action that media doesn’t perform well.
• It reminds cisgender people, people whose personal identity matches the sex assigned to them at birth, that we are their partners, their lovers, their children, their parents, their friends, their neighbors and their co-workers.
• The Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.
Please join us for this very solemn and important day in the trans and non-binary community.
We honor those we have lost because of transphobia and hate as we “Say Their Names!”

Nov 18, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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