IDEA is holding a vigil to observe Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Saturday, November 20th, 2021,1:00pm
MSP Building A Parking Lot.
Our very own, Dr. Melissa Farrell and Monique Nash will be our speakers at the event.
Covid-19 Precautions will be taken.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is a day that is observed every year to honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. TDOR was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor Rita Hester, who was a transgender woman killed in 1998. This started an annual observance to honor all transgender individuals’ lives that were lost that year.
“Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.”
– TDOR founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith