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November 16, 2012

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Remembering Those Lost to Bigotry

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Transgender Awareness Week culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which “memorializes trans individuals who have died because of anti-transgender discrimination and victimization.” TDOR is observed worldwide on November 20, with local observances being held then and in the days before. The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1988 after the brutal murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Sadly, we continue to lose transgender brothers and sisters to acts of hate and violence. The website for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes people who died because of anti-transgender violence every year. The list is much too 
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