Transgender Day of Remembrance is about raising awareness and memorializing those that have been lost through acts of violence. The day is held in November to honor Rita Hester, who was murdered Nov. 28, 1998. This year, TDOR will be held on November 20th in Richmond, VA.
Over the last decade, there have been multiple deaths due to transgender-based hate or prejudice. Transgender Day of Remembrance serves many purposes: to raise community awareness; publicly mourn and remembers those in the community that might otherwise be forgotten; express love and respect; and give allies a chance to stand with the community.
For more information regarding Transgender Day of Remembrance or to find your city and date of remembrance, visit the website here.