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Transgender Day of Remembrance observance

Nov 13, 2017
12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Davis Center flagpole

Join us for a memorial display and talk.

Transgender Day ofRemembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors thememory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence throughout the world in the previous year.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith asa 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 that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
(www.glaad.org/tdor)