This post was written by Jac and is cross-posted from Queereka.
Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page:
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event 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.
Transgender people are among the population’s most vulnerable, more likely to become victims of violence than any other segment of the LGBT community.
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