Transgender Day of Remembrance 2010.

Saturday, November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an occasion in the LGBT community set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice (transphobia).

The event is held yearly on November 20 and was founded by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco, California candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in hundreds of cities around the world. (Source: Wikipedia)

More details on TDOR can be found here: About the Day of Remembrance

In commemoration of TDOR, EQUAL! is sponsoring the video of a discussion held during 2010 LGBT Awareness Month in our Columbus office with Milo Primeaux on “Transgender Issues in the Workplace”.

EQUAL! also invites every one to light a candle at home on that day and participate to local events. A non-exhaustive list is proposed here:

List of local TDOR 2010 events

(photo by freepridett under Creative Commons licence)

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