Remembering the ones we lost this year.
Bengaluru, Nov. 20, 2018: On International Transgender Remembrance Day, the world remembers the ones who lost their lives due to transphobia this year. There have been several cases of transpeople being lynched, murdered, and incarcerated. People from across the world showed respect on twitter.
GLAAD, a LGBT-centric organization, states,”During the week of November 12-19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address the issues trans people face.”
According to GLAAD, “The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.”