Sunday, November 21, 2010

Trans Action Week - Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance.  It is a worldwide day to remember those who've been killed by anti-transgender violence, and we held a candlelight vigil here to commemorate it.  We read the names of all 20 people who were killed in the past year, and had a moment of silence to remember them.  But in addition to being a solemn occasion, it is also one of hope for years to come, that maybe someday there won't be a list of names.  Last year, there were 90 names.  This year, 20.  Maybe next year it will only be 10, or 5.

This year, though, we remember.

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