Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20

On the 10th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, we pay tribute to those who have lost their lives at the hands of anti-transgender violence.

November 20 is a day for all of us to pause and remember the countless transgender men and women who have died simply because of who they were.

First held in 1999 following Rita Hester’s brutal murder inside her Boston apartment, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has evolved into hundreds of memorials and other events around the world. This year’s commemorations carry added significance in light of the recent deaths of Lateisha Green in Syracuse, New York, and Duanna Johnson in Memphis.

Lateisha’s and Duanna’s deaths clearly demonstrate the need to eradicate anti-transgender violence and hatred in our society. Transgender Day of Remembrance provides an opportunity for all of us to recommit ourselves to this cause.

To find the location of a Transgender Day of Remembrance event near you, click here.