These 14 cities are holding Trans Day of Remembrance events & you should go

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) takes place on November 20, and it is a time to honor the transgender men and women who have violently lost their lives in the past year just for being who they are.

There have been 25 trans people reported murdered in 2017.

Started in 1999 by trans activist, author and journalist Gwendolyn Ann Smith in honor of her friend Rita Hester, TDoR has become an annual day of observance not only for the LGBTQ community but their loved-ones and allies.

Events across the nation will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance with vigils, special guest speakers and dedications to emphasize the victims did not die in vain. Here are some U.S. cities that are planning special events for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Monday, November 20, 2017:

Atlanta, Georgia

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Stories of Hope and Resilience

11 am to 2 pm

Georgia Tech Student Center – 350 Ferst Dr. NW (Room 320)

For more details click HERE.

Austin, Texas

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance Austin

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Austin City Hall – 301 W 2nd Street   

For more details click HERE.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Trans Day of Remembrance

7:44 pm to 8:30 pm

LSU Women’s Center – 5 West Union Street

For more details click HERE.

Chicago, Illinois

Trans Day of Remembrance

5 pm to 8 pm

The Jeffery Pub – 7041 South Jeffery Blvd. 

For more details click  HERE.

Denver, Colorado

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance 

6:30 pm to 9 pm

East High School – 1600 City Park Esplanade 

For more details click HERE.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Transgender Day of Remembrance

5 pm to 8 pm

UH Center for Hawaiian Studies –2645 Dole Street

For more details and map, click HERE.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Transgender Day of Remembrance

6 pm to 8 pm

The Center – 401 S Maryland Pkwy

For more details click HERE.

New York City, New York

Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Center – 208 W 13th Street

For more details click HERE.

Orlando, Florida

Transgender Day of Remembrance

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

University of Central Florida – 4000 Central Florida Blvd. (UCF Reflection Pond)

For more details click HERE.

Palm Springs, California

2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance 

5 pm to 8 pm

Palm Springs City Hall – 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way

For more details click HERE. 

Phoenix, Arizona

Arizona 2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance

6 pm to 8 pm

State Capitol Building – 1700 West Washington

For more details click HERE 

Richmond, Virginia

Transgender Day of Resilience & Remembrance

6 pm to 8 pm

Richmond Public Library – 101 East Franklin Street

For more details click HERE.

San Francisco, California

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR SF) 2017

Program starts at 5:30 pm

SF LGBT Center – 1800 Market Street, SF, CA.  

For more details click HERE. 

Washington D.C.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

1 pm

Grass in front of the House Steps of the U.S. Capitol (Zone 10)

For more details click HERE.

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