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Day of Rememberance: Transgender

According to the HRC, transgender people have a 1 in 12 chance of being murdered in their lifetime.  This number has come under dispute, with the police authorities placing the chance of murder 10 times the rate of the average population.  In 2007, thirty names were added to the growing list with four of the murders occurring within 20 days of each other.

As part of the campaign to raise awareness, November 20th of every year has been designated as a “Day of Rememberance” for transgendered persons who were murdered.  The event was formed following the murder of Rita Hester in 1998, and now includes candlelight vigils held throughout the world.

For more information:

http://www.gender.org/remember/day/

http://www.transgenderdor.org/

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Written by kickingalion

November 29, 2008 at 4:58 am

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