Say Their Names: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Remembering those who lost their lives to transgender violence from 11/20/2019 to 11/20/2020

Candlelight Vigil and Reading of Names Tonight

Project Rainbow and the Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) will be reading the names of those we have lost during a candlelight vigil. You are invited to watch virtually on Facebook Live from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is observed annually on November 20th to memorialize those lives lost to anti-transgender violence and to shine a light on the persistence of anti-transgender violence. Founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith after the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.

This year the number of transgender and gender non-conforming people lost to antitransgender violence is the highest on record in the United States. So far, at least 34 transgender or gender non-conforming people have been killed, with the vast majority of reported murders being Black and Brown transgender women. In 2019, the American Medical Association stated that violence targeted at transgender people reached “epidemic” proportions.

Say Their Names

Aerrion Burnett
Aja Raquell Rhone-Spears
Angel Unique
Brayla Stone
Bree Black
Brian “Egypt” Powers
Brooklyn Deshuna
Dior H. Ova
Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells
Dustin Parker
Felycya Harris
Helle Jae O’Regan
Jayne Thompson
Johanna Metzger
Kee Sam
Layla Pelaez Sánchez
Marilyn Cazares
Merci Mack
Mia Green
Michelle “Michellyn” Ramos Vargas
Monika Diamond
Neulisa Luciano Ruiz
Nina Pop
Penélope Díaz Ramírez
Queasha D. Hardy
Riah Milton
Sara Blackwood
Selena Reyes-Hernandez
Serena Angelique Velázquez Ramos
Shaki Peters

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