11-20-1999

Transgender Day of Remembrance

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE — Since 1999 today was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice (transphobia). The event is held on November 20th, founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in hundreds of cities around the world.