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Tomorrow, November 20th, is Transgender Day of Remembrance. From the GLAAD site:

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate.

Additionally, during the week of November 14-20, 2015 individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.

What is the Transgender Day of Remembrance?

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Transgender persons face discrimination, harrassment and are often in constant danger of losing their life, simply for being who they are. While many gays ad lesbians experience more freedom, rights, and overall safe out-of-the-closet lives, Transgender murders continue.

Consider making Transgender Day of Remembrance an active memorial. Use the day to learn more about Transpersons and the struggles they face. Reach out and take action. Stand with Transgender persons demanding an end to violence and discrimination that they face.

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