The 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil will be held Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. in King Avenue Methodist Church in Columbus. The event is sponsored by Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization and TransOhio.
According to a press release for the event: “The Transgender Day of Remembrance is intended to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance gives transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-transgender violence.”
A list of the deaths known to the media and/or trans community is available at RememberingOurDead.org.