Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, and public policy efforts.

TLDEF Observes the Transgender Day of Remembrance - 2018

TLDEF Observes the Transgender Day of Remembrance - 2018

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund observes the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day to memorialize those lost to anti-transgender violence and honor the resilience of our communities globally.

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 Massachusetts. Gwendolyn Ann Smith organized what has grown into a worldwide commemoration of trans people killed by violence.

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