Today is the 14th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when we remember those who have been victims of anti-transgender violence.
The event was started to honor Rita Hester who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. Hester’s death launched the “Remembering Our Dead” web project in 1998 and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Transgenderdor.org notes that her murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
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