Transgender Day of Remembrance held to remember all killed by transphobic violence

Joseph McCormick November 20, 2014
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is taking place today with vigils and memorial events around the world.

TDoR is held to remember people who have died as a result of their actual or perceived transgender identity.

The events were first held in 1998, the following the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender African American woman in Massachusetts.

Campaigners continue to warn figures, already high, are likely to be higher as transphobic crime remains underreported – and not all jurisdictions document or treat the cases accordingly.

A long list of participating venues is available on the TDoR website, including several locations in London and across the UK.

The site also includes a frighteningly long memorial list of trans people killed in the past year.

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