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In the News (Fri 1 Aug 14)

  
  Transgender Day of Remembrance: About DOR
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgendered — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people.
Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten.
Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgendered people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers.
www.gender.org /remember/day/what.html   (269 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance
Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten.
Day of Remembrance gives transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.
Over the past year, over 30 transgender people have lost their lives due to hate crimes, but this is unfortunately just the tip of the iceberg of people killed worldwide due to bias and hatred based on gender identity and expression.
www.gsanetwork.org /resources/dayofremembrance.html   (1868 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance
GLSEN has is a proud supporter of Gender Education and Advocacy’s (GEA) Transgender Day of Remembrance, encouraging students and student clubs to remember and educate communities about ending violence based on gender identity/expression.
Partnering for the second year, GLSEN encourages students to organize Transgender Day of Remembrance events that are spaces for discussions about the need to protect students against discrimination and harassment based on gender identity/expression.
From a candle light vigil, school assembly, art instillation or transgender inclusive school training, students are encouraged to organize events throughout the week of November 14-18, 2005 in schools across the country.
dayofsilence.org /tdr   (306 words)

  
 NOW Commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance is held in November in honor of Rita Hester, a trans-woman who was murdered in her apartment just outside Boston, Mass., on the night of Nov. 28, 1998.
It is this language that must change in order to provide transgender individuals and their families with legal recourse if they are targeted by perpetrators of hate crimes and other acts of anti-transgender prejudice.
Since transgender persons are not targeted for either their sex or their sexual orientation, they are not protected under such legislation.
www.now.org /issues/lgbi/041119remembrance.html   (1182 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance: A Success   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The 4th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, held November 20th, 2002, was an event on a scale never before seen in the transgender community.
transgender victims around their school, while Wesleyan College took on one of the most contentious of locations -- the restroom -- making the men's and women's rooms on their campus gender neutral for the day, and papering the walls of these place with slogans and information about the needs of the transgendered.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance has long been a project of Gender Education and Advocacy (www.gender.org), but the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Female to Male International, the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition, and the National Consortium of LGBT Educators in Higher Education also lent a hand in making the event a success in 2002.
www.tgirls.net /news/news115.htm   (506 words)

  
 5th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Each November, the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is set aside to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
The first Transgender Day of Remembrance was held in 1999, honoring the November 28, 1998 murder of Rita Hester.
Also, many organizations will ‘fl out’ their websites for the duration of the Transgender Day of Remembrance as a show of support and to remember those who have died.
www.campuspride.net /transdayremember.asp   (402 words)

  
 transgender: International Transgender Day of Remembrance-- Resources to pass on to you!
There is no “safe way” to be transgender: as you hear the many names and stories tonight, note that some of these people may have identified as drag queens or kings, some as crossdressers, some as transsexuals, and some as other identities.
It is estimated that today in America a person perceived to be transgender has a one in twelve chance of being murdered, whereas a non-transgender person (also known as a cisgender person) has a one in eighteen-thousand chance of being murdered.
transgender are very fortunate to have such an articulate, interesting and personable individual as yourself as part of this community.
community.livejournal.com /transgender/779507.html   (925 words)

  
 ANTI-TRANSGENDER VIOLENCE / Remembering the slain / Antioch woman has created Web site to honor the victims
This year, on Saturday, the day of remembrance will be recognized in at least 166 cities and seven countries.
Pierre is also transgender, but his aunt died before he was able to speak to her about his identity.
Transgender Day of Remembrance events will be held all week in the Bay Area.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/11/17/BAG5F9PS8J54.DTL   (922 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance Honored   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1999 as a candlelight vigil, which took place in San Francisco to honor Rita Hester, who was murdered in 1998.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is now held annually to commemorate the lives of transgender people who were lost as a result of transgender discrimination.
Utt explained that although he wants to support the transgender community by beginning to blur the gender lines, sometimes he doesn’t have a choice and must declare if he is male or female on applications.
horus.vcsa.uci.edu /print.php?id=594   (899 words)

  
 DignityUSA - Transgender Day of Remembrance
To be held on November 20, 2002, Transgender Day of Remembrance honors twenty-four victims since the 2001 Memorial.
Through the work of the Remembering Our Dead project which spawned the Transgender Day of Remembrance, it was discovered that an average of one person is reported dead due to anti-transgender violence every month.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in San Francisco in 1999 as a response to the murder of Rita Hester, a transgendered woman who was stabbed to death in her apartment.
www.dignityusa.org /news/tg-day.html   (345 words)

  
 A Day of Counted Sorrows | Idaho | Violence | Transgender Crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
November 20th is the “Transgender Day of Remembrance” and 2003 will be its 5th annual observance.
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgendered, that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people.
Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who have died by anti-transgender violence.
www.tgcrossroads.org /news?aid=760   (1447 words)

  
 Day of remembrance honors victims of anti-transgender violence - Minnesota Daily
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse said that the Transgender Day of Remembrance was observed in 110 locations and eight countries last year and is expected to grow this year.
To acknowledge those honored by the Transgender Day of Remembrance, the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse has created a memorial wall that will be on display through Monday in Peters Hall on the St. Paul campus.
There will be an off-campus day of remembrance for transgender victims of violence at the Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ in south Minneapolis.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2004/11/18/11336   (550 words)

  
 Ottawa XPress - News - Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transsexuals and transgendered people are regularly beaten and murdered around the world, from Brazil to Turkey - and often by the authorities themselves.
Therefore if they are seeking Transgender Day of Remebrance then they should for the sake of finding others who seek the same life style and support.
Transgendered people need to feel safe, and they have to know that their allies and their protection is easily recognizable.
www.ottawaxpress.ca /news/news.aspx?iIDArticle=4771   (1584 words)

  
 Day of Remembrance, transgender, Gwen Araujo, Harvey Milk, Rita Hester
In 1998, the very first Transgender Day of Remembrance was held to honor the memory of Rita Hester, an individual whose murder remains unsolved to this day.
This vigil is held by the transgendered, their friends, their loved ones, their families.
This event expresses the love and recognition of transgendered people across the world, that they are our brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, friends and family.
www.eros-zine.com /articles/2004-11-02/tvts_remembrance1102   (203 words)

  
 Humboldt State University - Transgender Day of Remembrance
What: The Transgender Day of Remembrance in Eureka/Arcata/Humboldt State University is an event affiliated with others events that day around the world that remember those who died because of bias against transgender people.
About the Transgender Day of Remembrance: The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgendered - that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant - each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people.
www.humboldt.edu /~mpw1/remember   (823 words)

  
 PrideSource: TransGender Michigan announces Transgender Day of Remembrance
According to gender.org, "The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
TransGender Michigan will be sponsoring two events on Nov. 20th in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance: at 7:00 p.m.
Speakers include representatives from the office of Governor Jennifer Granholm; Rachel Crandall, ACSW, Executive Director of Transgender Michigan; Jay Kaplan, Staff Attorney for the LGBT Law Project of the ACLU; Berl Schwartz, editor and publisher of the City Pulse; and a representative from the office of Senator Virgil Bernero.
www.pridesource.com /article.shtml?article=5256   (384 words)

  
 Gay News From 365Gay.com
Posted: November 20, 2005 12:01 am ET (Columbus, Ohio) Vigils, services and a variety of other events are being held in 250 cities around the world today to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance - the day set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
The first Transgender Day of Remembrance was organized by Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999 to honor the memory of Rita Hester who was murdered on November 28th, 1998 in San Francisco.
The Senate version of the bill excludes the transgendered from protection.
www.365gay.com /Newscon05/11/112005tgDay.htm   (358 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20; service at DUPC - Local - The Empty Closet Archives
The Rochester Transgender Group is proud to announce that Downtown United Presbyterian Church will host this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The 2005 Transgender Day of Remembrance in Rochester and the surrounding areas will be one to remember and a first, at least for the Rochester area.
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgendered — that is, as a transsexual, cross dresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgendered people.
ec.gayalliance.org /articles/001361.shtml   (689 words)

  
 COLAGE Press Release : COLAGE Mourns and Organizes: National Transgender Day of Remembrance and World AIDS Day ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 to commemorate those who have lost their lives to transphobia and violence.
A quiet but very dedicated and principled activist, he was known for his work in raising awareness about transgender and lesbian/gay people and for his efforts to promote and support his family values of love, commitment, honesty, openness, and public service.
It is an international day of action to raise awareness of and demand government attention to the ongoing AIDS pandemic.
www.colage.org /mediapress/releases/2005-1118.htm   (366 words)

  
 BOSTON HONORS TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE Candlelight Vigil and Community Speak-Out to be held
Like so many killings of gay and transgender persons, the victim was subjected to enough brutality to kill her many times over.
Boston's transgender community remembers Chanelle Pickett, Debra Forte, Monique Thomas, and Rita Hester, all of whom were recent, local transgender victims of unusually violent and hateful murders.
Boston's transgender and GLBT community extends a warm welcome to all who would like to attend this important event to memorialize our dead and underscore the seriousness of the suffering of our communities.
www.iacenter.org /gender/trans-day-bost.htm   (515 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance - Page 5 - Sean Hannity Discussion
This is a chance for those of you with zero knowledge of what it means to be TG to expand your education and become a better person.
The Day of Remembrance began in 1999 as a way to draw attention to the issue of anti-transgender violence.
Last year's Transgender Day of Remembrance consisted of over two hundred and twelve events in eight countries.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=39115&page=5   (853 words)

  
 Transgender Day of Remembrance, Los Angeles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The murder rate of transgender persons is 17 times the national average; the highest rate of any minority group.
Transgender persons have the right to live, work, contribute to society and be happy like everyone else.
Sunday afternoon and evening, Nov. 20th, thousands of transgender persons, family members, supporters and allies will gather at Transgender Day of Remembrance events throughout Southern California to publicly mourn and honor at Transgender Day of Remembrance (DOR) events transgender sisters and brothers killed during 2005 due to hatred and prejudice.
www.tsroadmap.com /los-angeles/day-of-remembrance.html   (717 words)

  
 GLAAD: Communities Set to Observe National Transgender Day of Remembrance
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, more than 35 cities nationwide will mark the third annual Transgender Day of Remembrance with vigils honoring the victims of anti-transgender violence.
The past year has been particularly tragic, with the recent death of Gwen Araujo bringing the toll to 25 since last year's Day of Remembrance.
Day of Remembrance events to honor the victims of anti-transgender violence are happening in every region.
www.glaad.org /media/newspops_detail.php?id=3109&PHPSESSID=c7db0df960a29ba0d30599ac2fb6b7be   (322 words)

  
 Transcending Gender » Transgender Day of Remembrance: Some Notes on Violence and Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Transgender Day of Remembrance: Some Notes on Violence and Action
Estimates are that 250 cities around the world will host activities to honor the Transgender Day of Remembrance, writes Doreen Brandt for 365.com.
Hester’s murder is *still* unsolved, and unfortunately, that is not all that unusual for acts of deadly violence against transgender victims.
www.jenburke.com /2005/11/20/transgender-day-of-remembrance-some-notes-on-violence-and-action   (810 words)

  
 single feature archives : LA IMC
Close to 100 people marched through the streets of West Hollywood this Sunday in a series of weekend events part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The Day was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.
The day started as a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a victim of a anti-transgender murder, her case has yet to be solved.
la.indymedia.org /archives/archive_by_id.php?id=921&category_id=3   (141 words)

  
 Queen's Journal - Vigil marks Transgender Day of Remembrance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A candlelight vigil was held outside of Stauffer to mark the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
This is the fifth year in which this day of remembrance has been observed internationally.
Loiselle said transphobia and violence against transgendered people are issues that are closely related to the Queen’s community, affecting both those who identify as transgendered and those who do not.
www.queensjournal.ca /articlephp/point-vol131/issue23/news/story4   (636 words)

  
 Transgender Women Criticize Police Treatment
They often profile transgender women as sex workers and target areas such as the Village, where Lopez, an HIV-AIDS educator and activist, was waiting for a bus that April afternoon.
As a result, advocates say transgender people are reluctant or fearful of reporting harassment against them and may believe that such complaints won't be taken seriously.
One result of this is that transgender crime victims incur the blame when they tangle with the police.
www.womensenews.org /article.cfm?aid=2529   (1378 words)

  
 Workers World Dec. 4, 2003: Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance, now an annual event, began after the killing of Rita Hester, an African American trans woman found stabbed in her Boston apartment on Nov. 28, 1998.
One goal of the Transgender Day of Remembrance is to educate the larger community about the violence and prejudice trans people face daily.
At the end of this year's Day of Remembrance here, Shirley Bushnell, a key organizer of the event and a leader of L.A.'s Transgender Menace, urged support for the effort to create the first national memorial in West Hollywood for victims of anti-transgender violence.
www.workers.org /ww/2003/trans1204.php   (622 words)

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