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Transgender Day of Remembrance-Picture story
Transgender Day of Remembrance in Alameda County.
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2006
On Sunday November 19, 2006, Tiffany woods coordinator of Trans-vision at the Tri-City Health Center hosted and coordinated the first ever Day of Remembrance at Preservation Park in Oakland.
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According to Tiffany Woods most TG women and men in the East Bay prefer to remain "invisible", but they still want the Bay Area to know that they exist. They want everyone to know that there is a Trans community outside of San Francisco. Mrs. Woods also believes the TG DOR should be held outside of San Francisco, because East Bay is \"Ground Zero\" for many TG deaths or assaults. Gwen Araujo was murdered in Newark, and Alfred Dibble was beaten to death in Stockton. She also says TG girls do not get support from the Trans leaders in San Francisco, and they do not want to go there for \"every little show.\" She also says TG women and men still have to go to Tom Waddell clinic for hormones.
Trans men and women in East Bay are losing their voice, and maybe holding a TG DOR in East bay will bring light to that...
She says lots of TG girls have been assaulted and beat up on the streets surrounding Preservation Park.
The Tri-City Health Center is a community clinic and is committed to providing educational healthcare and social services for everyone on the East Bay who are in need. It is made up of committed professionals, and more information can be found at http://www.tricityhealth.org or by
calling 510 770-8040.
TransVision is a program in the HIV services Dept of the Tri-City Health Center. They offer free and anonymous HIV testing and counseling, free safer sex supplies, needle exchange, workshop training, events, information and referrals on TG issues, and access to medical care services for TG women and men in the East Bay.
Many people spoke at that event, including Supervisor Keith Carson of Alameda County. He mentioned that the Constitution was formed because Americans wanted to be free, which is one reason the TG community has become so visible.
Over 50 people attended this event.
Reverend Phil Lawson provided the spiritual closing.
A group called Tran Central station even wrote an original piece for this event and provided music during the reading of the names...
When Transgedner people are killed they are often murdered brutally.
Stabbed in the face
Shot in the head
are just some of the ways they are killed.
This makes most TG leaders cry.
This picture story was written by Dina Boyer.