New Meetup: The 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

From: user 5.
Sent on: Thursday, November 12, 2009 1:22 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Gender Outlaws of LA!

What: The 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance

When: November 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
Mathew Shepard Human Rights Triangle
(Santa Monica Blvd. at Crescent Heights
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Join Trans/Giving and The Gender Outlaws for the 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, themed ?One Love,? will be commemorated at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, in West Hollywood, Calif.

The event begins at Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle (Santa Monica Blvd. at Crescent Heights), where the West Hollywood City Council and honored guests ? including Chaz Bono ? will unveil the first Transgender Memorial Plaque, commemorating those who have been murdered due to anti-transgender violence and hatred.

Following the dedication, a candlelight march will proceed east on Santa Monica Blvd. to Plummer Park for a community reception. Food and refreshments will be served.


The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1999 as a candlelight vigil in San Francisco to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman murdered in 1998. The memorial continues to be staged in hundreds of cities and more than a dozen countries around the world.

For the past decade, at least one person a month has been murdered due to anti-transgender violence, which shows no sign of abating. To learn more, visit www.transgenderdor.org.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is supported by the City of West Hollywood?s Transgender Task Force. For more information, please contact Karina Samala at[masked]-0456.

Feel free to bring signs and banners if you like!

Learn more here:
http://lgbtfriends.meetup.com/150/calendar/11861415/

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