November 20th, 2011 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Sunday, November 20th from 5-7pm in Cal Anderson Park
In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Q Center will be joining the greater Seattle community, and NW SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project), in holding a candlelight vigil. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a time set aside each year to memorialize those killed due to transgender hatred. TDOR is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved. Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender and gender non-conforming people.
This candlelight vigil will be a space to show our love and respect for those murdered due to transgender hatred—this will be a space for our Seattle transgender and allied community to mourn collectively. Participants are more than welcome and encouraged to bring a poem, song, prayer, or loving words. This event is open to the public.
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For more information about the national Transgender Day of Remembrance please visit http://transgenderdor.org
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