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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Guest contribution provided by Justin Metzler, Chicago Steering Committee Web Content Chair

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an opportunity for everyone to come together in solidarity with people all across the world to honor the lives of transgender, or perceived transgender, individuals whose lives have been cut short by bigoted violence. The motivation of the TDOR is to bring visibility of these hate crimes beyond the LGBT community to create allies with other stakeholders such as police, media and elected officials. Join us as we courageously stand as one against hate and let the world know we will not let these crimes go unnoticed or unpunished.

In Chicago, the meaning of this day of remembrance is compounded by the loss two local transgender Chicagoans in the past year. The Center on Halsted and the Broadway Youth Center event will include Night of Fallen Stars, a performance-based celebration of the transgender community as well as a resource fair featuring representatives from local civil rights groups, Howard Brown and Chicago Women’s Health Center.

Transgender Day of Remembrance in Chicago
Sunday, November 18
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Center on Halsted
3656 North Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60613