National Transgender Day of Remembrance: Vigil Roundup

 

Candlelight Vigil

Today marks the 15th National Transgender Day of Remembrance, the beacon of National Transgender Awareness Month (yes, that’s this month) and catalyst of a bevvy of vigils being held across the region this evening to honor those killed as a result of transphobia. It was founded in 1998 to celebrate the memory of Rita Hester, who was found dead in her Boston apartment, stabbed 20 times in the chest. (We’re going to take a wild guess and say that “20″ number is why we’re commemorating today.)

For some perspective, let’s absorb some startling factual tidbits: Read more »