TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
After the 1998 murder of Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman, Gwendolyn Ann Smith started the Transgender Day of Remembrance as a vigil in 1999 to remember all the transgender individuals who had lost their lives to acts of violence that year.
The day is now an important opportunity to come together to remember individuals from the transgender community who were murdered due to prejudice and anti-transgender hate. The Transgender Day of Remembrance, held annually on Nov. 20, also raises public awareness of violent hate crimes against those who identify as transgender by publicly mourning and honoring lives lost.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
November 20, 2020 | 6 p.m.
The 2020 Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil will be shared on the LGBTQ+ Pride Center's Facebook page and YouTube channel. Hosted by the LGBTQ+ Pride Center, Pride Community Center, LGBTQ Professional Network, Transcend, Aggie Allies, Friends Congregational Church, and the Aggie Pride LGBTQ Former Student Network
Transgender Day of Remembrance Post-Vigil Gathering
Immediately following the vigil, the LGBTQ Professional Network and Aggie Pride LGBTQ Former Student Network will host a post-vigil gathering via Zoom.