Transgender Day of Remembrance occurs annually on November 20th . It is a day to memorialize those who have been killed or murdered as the result of transphobia, (hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming/non-binary people). We also remember those who died as a result of suicide. This day serves to bring attention to the continued violence and non-acceptance endured by the transgender community which we see at an alarming new rate often emanating from the federal government against it own people.
Currently, Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed in cities all across the U.S. and in more than 20 countries around the world. In the preceding 12 month period (Nov. 2018 – Nov. 2019) in the United States alone, at least 23 people have been murdered, just for being Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming/Non-Binary. A disproportionate majority are Transgender Women of Color. It is time to stop this violence, hate and senseless death! It is time to celebrate the wide range of gender diversity many Americans and many Adirondackers share. » Continue Reading.