This year, though, we remember.
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.