November 21, 2019 at 2:18 am EST | by Michael Key
PHOTOS: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance, gay news, Washington Blade
Jessica Xavier lights the Candle of Life at the 2019 observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The D.C. observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance was held at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington on Nov. 20. Speakers included Ms. Monroe Alise, Kymberly Gordon of Damien Ministries, Alphonso Davis of the Human Rights Campaign, June Crenshaw of the Wanda Alston Foundation and Tiara Moten of No Justice, No Pride.

Music was provided by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, Agape Praise of the Unity Fellowship Church and Jazmin Sutherlin.

The names of the transgender women killed this year were read aloud by community members. (Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

Michael Key has worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Blade since 2009 and is currently serving as the photo editor. He has worked on Capitol Hill, in the White House, on the campaign trail and in cities along the East Coast taking iconic photos documenting the extension of marriage benefits to same-sex couples, the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and other events of interest to the LGBT community. Follow Michael

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