Join us in Downtown San Rafael to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, 2020. We will have powerful speakers, live music, and will read the names of the transgender people who have been killed over the last year due to anti-trans violence.
Please share information about the event widely with your networks: we encourage all to show up in support of trans people in Marin County and beyond!
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a 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 since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
TDOR founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith, says “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.” If you cannot attend the event in-person, it will also be live-streamed over Zoom. You can register for the Zoom meeting at bit.ly/TDORMarin. Please note this is the link to register, and then you will be emailed the actual meeting information. In case of rain, we will be holding the event entirely virtual, so check the weather the day of the event!