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Sat Nov 28 2009 (Updated 11/29/09) Transgender Day of Remembrance, San Francisco, 2009
11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance On Friday, November 20th, members and supporters of the transgender community in San Francisco held an event at the API Wellness Center in San Francisco called the 11th Annual San Francisco Transgender Day of Remembrance. Many people turned out for the event including Alexandra Byerly from El la program, Senator Mark Leno, Theresa Sparks and plus the many many speakers from the community who simply wanted to pay tribute to all the transgender men or women who have been killed.

This year alone at least 100 transgender people have been murdered in the world and at least a dozen in the United States. This year's Transgender Day of Remembrance theme was "appreciating those whose journey has come to an end this past year." The event culminated with a march through the Tenderloin which was hosted by the group "One Struggle One Fight."

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 started a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Since then, the event has grown to encompass memorials in dozens of cities across the world. photoRead more | SF TGDOR 2009 video | Suspect's DNA sat in lab as rapes multiplied

Older Coverage:audioSan Diego Hosts Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2008 | 2nd Annual Alameda County Transgender Day of Remembrance Held November 18, 2007 in Oakland, CA | Oakland Event Honors Transgender Victims of Hate Crimes, Celebrates Community Resources, 2006 | Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2005

see also: Transgender and Gender Queer Panelists Address Therapists, Mental Health Practitioners

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