The 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, themed “One Love,” will be commemorated at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, in West Hollywood, Calif.
The event begins at Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle (Santa Monica Blvd. at Crescent Heights), where the West Hollywood City Council and honored guests – including Chaz Bono – will unveil the first Transgender Memorial Plaque, commemorating those who have been murdered due to anti-transgender violence and hatred.
Following the dedication, a candlelight march will proceed east on Santa Monica Blvd. to Plummer Park for a community reception. Food and refreshments will be served.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance began in 1999 as a candlelight vigil in San Francisco to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman murdered in 1998. The memorial continues to be staged in hundreds of cities and more than a dozen countries around the world.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance is supported by the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Task Force. For more information, please contact Karina Samala at 213-999-0456.