Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, is observed annually on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.

There is an epidemic of violence and the murder of trans women, trans women of color in particular. In the first eight months of 2020, at least 26 trans people were killed, the majority of them trans women of color.

This evening, TransYOUniting is hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance service virtually. The program will involve the speaking of the names of those who were lost over the past year by local members of the transgender and non binary people as well as local transgender and non binary singers, and other entertainers performing to honor those we lost and uplift the community. The program will be hosted on Zoom and posted on both Trans YOUniting and TransPride Pgh Facebook pages. The service begins at 5:00 PM.

QBurgh staff writer
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