Transgender Day of Remembrance – 11/20

From Transgender Education Network of Texas:

Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died in North America due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives.  Many of these crimes against transgender individuals remain unreported and unsolved.  This trend shows no sign of abating.

With this in mind, we invite you to stand with us in solidarity, to remember the dead, and to celebrate the living.  The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were murdered because they were perceived to be gender diverse.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.

  • Sunday, November 20th from 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Austin City Hall Plaza; facing Cesar Chavez between Lavaca and Guadalupe
  • 301 W. Second Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • We will be accepting new or gently used winter coats for the homeless at this event.
  • Visitor parking at Austin City Hall is $5 – Enter from Lavaca going North.
  • www.twitter.com/transtexas / www.transtexas.org / www.facebook.com/transtexas

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