Transgender Day of Remembrance observed

By Marke B.

Horrible murders of LGBT people have been out of control lately — but the number of reported murders of transgender people has doubled over the past year. If you can stomach the statistics and seeing some of the faces (and it really does bring the point home, even without the dramatic music), then here:

While not all of the above people may have been killed because they were transgender, they were all killed and its a tragedy — as well a reason that an inclusive ENDA bill and a stronger push for global transgender rights is so important. Today on Transgender Day of Remembrance, the community gets together to mark the violent passing of its members. Here’s the plan:

San Francisco, California
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
7:00 – 9:00 PM
CIIS California Institute for Integral Studies
1453 MISSION ST
3rd Floor – Namaste Hall
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San Francisco, California
Friday, November 20, 2009
6:00 – 8:00 PM
API Wellness Center
730 Polk Street (corner of Ellis)
For more info: Leeza Edwards, Co-chair of SF TEAM
415. 724.1680 or lavendergoddess@mac.com
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San Francisco, California
Transgender Day of Remembrance Shabbat
Friday, November 20, 2009
7:30 PM
Congregation Sha’ar Zahav
290 Dolores Street (corner of 16th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
For more info: http://www.shaarzahav.org/node/1852