November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance for the Gay Straight Alliance. It is a day set aside to remember the people in the transgender community who have passed away. Part of remembering those who have passed is remembering the hate and prejudice that led to a significant number of their passing and realizing that the same hate can still be found around the country today. The Transgender Day of Remembrance started in 1998, after transgender woman Rita Hester was murdered and never saw justice, inspiring a candlelight vigil. It has since grown to a national event for the GLBT community.
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