Transgender Day of Remembrance Reminds Society That Trans Lives Are Valuable

Repost from The Huffington Post Blog – by Eòghann Renfroe

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day for all of us to come together to memorialize and honor the lives of those individuals who have been killed in the last year because of their gender identity or expression.

The official day started 15 years ago, when a candlelight vigil for Rita Hester, a trans woman who had been murdered, led to the original “Remembering Our Dead” project, a list, compiled every year, of the people who had been killed because of anti-transgender violence. Every year on Transgender Day of Remembrance, communities across the country and throughout the world come together to read the names of the people taken from us by violence, light a candle in their memory, and pledge that their lives will not be forgotten. In the face of pervasive discrimination, harassment, and violence, it is a way for us to show that trans lives are valuable. Continue Reading

For a list of memorial events being held globally visit International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Read remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Read a blog posting from USAID, “A Lesson in Holistic Care: What I Learned from Working with Transgender Women and Health Providers in the LAC Region

View a photo essay titled, “16 Beautiful Portraits Of Humans Who Happen to Be Trans

You can also follow #tdor on Twitter for more information and stories.

2 Responses to “Transgender Day of Remembrance Reminds Society That Trans Lives Are Valuable”


  1. 1 Dr. Rex November 20, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is an important day …. these lives do have value!!

  2. 2 Jueseppi B. November 20, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.


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