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Mon Nov 14 2005
Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20th
Mon Nov 14 2005
250 Locations Worldwide to Observe Day Opposing Violence Against Transgenders
Sunday, November 20th was the 7th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, and it was observed in over 250 locations worldwide. These events briought to light the violence against transgendered people that occurs every day. Gwen Smith, who founded the event, points out that the trans community is not small or powerless. In the last two years, GLSEN and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network have worked with the Remembering Our Dead project over the last two years. As a result of this collaboration, over one hundred of the events will be held at high schools across the US. The Remembering Our Dead Project exists to honor individuals murdered as a result of anti-transgender hatred and prejudice, and draw attention to the issue of anti-transgender violence. Remembering Our Dead is a project of Gender Education and Advocacy, Inc. Press Release

Some local events:
UC Berkeley: A commemoration of the lives lost due to transphobia took place on November 17th at noon on Sproul Plaza’s Mario Savio steps.
UC Davis: Trans Action Week started on November 15th, with events to educate people about transgender legal issues, gender policing in public restrooms and general problems within the transgender community. The Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial concluded the series on Friday at 7 p.m. in MU II. LGBT Resource Center
San Francisco: The event on Sunday started at the San Francisco LGBT Center, 1800 Market Street, at 6:30 pm, with a march up Market Street, through the Castro, and ending at the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy. A memorial event featuring speakers and performers was held at the Academy beginning at 7:30 p.m. Photos
The South Bay Transgender Day of Remembrance was held on Sunday, November 20th at 3:00 p.m. at the Billy DeFrank Center. The event included activists from the trans community, a member of Gwen Araujo's family, a slideshow called "Transfigurations: The Making of a Man," and a dance presentation. Read more

There were also events in San Diego, Los Angeles (Report and Photos), and many other cities
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