Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held on Tuesday evening, Nov. 20, at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. Also known as TDOR, this event was started on Nov. 20, 1999, as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman of color who was killed in November of 1998.
The event serves to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, especially transgender women of color, and mourn and honor the lives of those who might otherwise be forgotten. This day also provides an opportunity for everyone to step forward and stand in vigil, memorializing those who have died by anti-transgender violence.
This event is present by Alachua Tranquility, Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, and UF LGBTQ+ Affairs.
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