November 10, 2018 at 8:30 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Trans Day of Remembrance is Nov. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance, gay news, Washington Blade

D.C.’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge St., N.W.) on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded by transgender activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith in response to the murder of Rita Hester, a Massachusetts transgender woman whose case has still not been solved. Smith started Remembering Our Dead, a web project that memorialized people lost to anti-transgender violence. Since then, the day has evolved into remembrance events all over the world. ASL interpretation will be available. The space is also wheelchair accessible. 

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