Remembering Our Dead Web Project
(A List of Those No Longer With Us Due to Violence)
“The Transgender Day of Remembrance, which honors the memory of those murdered because of anti-transgender bias, is recognized annually on November 20. GLAAD encourages journalists and community members to mark the occasion with stories about the pervasive problem of hate crimes against transgender people, as well as the diversity and resilience of the community in the face of harassment and violence.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in late November in recognition of the 1998 murder of Rita Hester. Rita was a highly visible member of the transgender community in her native Boston, where she worked locally on education around transgender issues. On Saturday, Nov 28, Rita was stabbed 20 times in her apartment. A neighbor called the police and Rita was rushed to the hospital, but passed away from cardiac arrest only moments after being admitted. Twelve years later, Rita’s murderer (or murderers) has still not been found.”
Remembrance Event in Los Angeles, California
Transgender Day of Remembrance event on Friday, Nov 19 at Beth Chayim Chadashim, co-hosted by JQ International’s Trans Inclusion Committee
6000 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.
7 PM ($10 RSVP to RSVP@JQInternational.org),
Ceremony at 7:30- 9:30
This is free and open to the community.
Join us for a special Transgender Remembrance Day Shabbat with
Cantor Juval Porat and BCC’s first transgender Board Member,
KadinHenningsen. Celebrate and remember the lives of our lost trans
sisters and brothers with song, prayer and community.
For more info: http://www.bcc-la.org/