BALTIMORE TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov. 20, 2021
Saturday, Nov. 20th @ 2PM
Assemble at the YNOT Lot
Join Baltimore Safe Haven, Bmore Blxck & Freestate Justice as we come together to honor the lives of all our fallen siblings. WE SPEAK THEIR NAMES!
Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.
YNOT Lot - 4 W. North Avenue (Corner of North and Charles)
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Download a simplified list of the names at the link below.
Trans Day of Remembrance Ball
Nov. 20, 2021
Saturday, Nov. 20th @ 5PM
Pimlico Race Track Sports Palace
5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215
Uplift and Celebrate Trans Lives at the Trans Day of Remembrance Ball!
10k in Cash Prizes
5K Female Figure Face
Legendary Father Mook Ebony on the Mic
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Other Important Events
BMORE BLXCK PRESENTS
STOP KILLING US!
Trans Rights Rally
Saturday, November 13th @ 1pm - 3pm
Baltimore City Hall
100 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
BMORE BLXCK & FreeState Justice brings together survivors of state-sanctioned violence to call on reform and resources for Black trans folks living in survival mode. Come out and join us once again in calling out Baltimore law enforcement and government officials on their continued mistreatment and discrimination of the LGBTQ community experienced on a daily basis.
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Investigative Hearing: Well-being of the Transgender Community in Baltimore
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Wednesday, Nov. 17th @ 10:00 am
Baltimore City Council (online meeting)
This is a follow-up to the first hearing held on September 15, 2020. City agencies will again present on the actions they have taken in the past year, since the initial hearing, to improve inclusion and services to trans and nonbinary Baltimoreans. Public testimony opportunities are provided! Access the full legislative calendar here.
Town Hall Meeting
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Wednesday, Nov. 17th @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom online meeting
Please join AIDS Action Baltimore for a virtual Zoom Town Hall to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance.
We will be discussing and enlisting your input on current transgender issues and available programs in Baltimore City. Please share with your friends!
Please RSVP to email@example.com. For more information, call (410) 837-2437.
Learn more at these links:
Remembering Our Dead
Wikipedia - Transgender Day of Remembrance
Trans Murder Monitoring Project
What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.
Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence, especially since the events of September 11th. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises 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 our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.
Excerpted from http://www.rememberingourdead.org/day/what.html The Remembering our Dead Web Project and The Transgender Day of Remembrance are owned by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, All Rights Reserved (c) 2007