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Trans Day of Remembrance pays tribute to transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals who have lost their lives because of violence, discrimination, and hate. It promotes awareness about the challenges they face and works towards securing equal rights. The event highlights issues the trans community encounters, such as hate crimes, as well as emphasizes the need for change, tolerance, and understanding on a global scale.
The concept of Trans Day of Remembrance originated in 1999 in the United States, following the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman. A candlelight vigil was held in her honor which later became an annual tradition. Since then, the observance has grown, and in the United States, it serves as an opportunity for transgender individuals, their families, and allies to come together, memorialize those who have been lost, and create dialogue about the ongoing struggle for trans rights.
Trans Day of Remembrance is observed in America through various events, such as candlelit vigils, marches, art exhibitions, educational workshops, and speaking engagements throughout the country. These events provide a platform for fostering awareness, support, and unity within the community, promoting understanding and acceptance. In addition, the day serves as a call to action for policymakers and society to work towards equity and the protection of transgender individuals. Trans Day of Remembrance is commemorated every year on November 20th.
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References and related siteswww.glaad.org: Transgender Violence Facts www.nytimes.com: Transgender Monument transrespect.org: TMM 2021 Update