“November 20th is the annual Trans Day of Remembrance, and we invite you all to honor trans individuals who we have lost. Although they have passed, the Trans Day of Remembrance (sometimes called TDOR) is a day to celebrate trans individuals and their powerful contributions. TDOR was started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith serving as a vigil for Rita Hester, a trans woman killed in 1998. Now, it is a way to honor all trans people lost to violence since her death (GLAAD).
As Smith says: “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence…With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.” (Stonewall Columbus)
Why is Trans Day of Remembrance necessary?…”