ADDED ON: 11/16/2018

Trans Day of Remembrance set for Nov. 20

11/14/2018 | Washington Blade

D.C.’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, which commemorates the lives of transgender people lost to violence each year, is scheduled to be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington at 474 Ridge St., N.W., from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Longtime transgender activist Earline Budd, coordinator of the D.C. Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR), said that similar to past years this year’s event will include speakers from the trans community along with supportive allies. TDOR was founded by transgender activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith to memorialize the 1998 murder of Rita Hester, a trans woman of color who lived in Allston, Mass. What initially began as a web-based project by Smith has since grown into an international day of action held each year on Nov. 20 in more than 200 cities worldwide.

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