2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance events round up

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to commemorate and reflect upon transgender individuals who have passed away due to transgender-related violence.

The day began after a transgender woman named Rita Hester was brutally stabbed in her Massachusetts apartment in 1998. Graphic designer and advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith held a candlelight vigil in memory of Hester. Every year, there are services and candlelight vigils held across the nation to commemorate the death of Hest and all transgender people lost to violence.

See a full listing of 2014 events: 

ORLANDO
Transgender Day of Remembrance- Candlelight Vigil
Nov. 20, 5 p.m.
Valencia Community College-East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Le Divin Feminin: Kristen Wheeler Solo Exhibition
Nov. 20, 6-10 p.m.
Jail Gallery
47 E Robinson St. Suite 104, Orlando, FL 32801

Transgender Day of Remembrance – Candlelight Vigil
Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.
University of Central Florida- Reflection Pond
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816

Transgender Day of Remembrance Service
Nov.23, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
JOY Metropolitan Community Church
2351 S. Fern Creek Ave, Orlando, FL 32806

BREVARD
Transgender Day of Remembrance event
Nov. 22, 1-3 p.m.
Florida Institute of Technology in the Harley Room
150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne 32901

ST. PETERSBURG
Transgender Day of Remembrance Service
Nov. 23, 10 a.m.
King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church
3150 5th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33013

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Processional
Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg Sunshine Center (meet-up place)
330 5th N. St., St. Petersburg, FL

CLEARWATER
Transgender Day Of Remembrance-Candlelight vigil
Nov. 20, 6-7 p.m.
Unity Church of Clearwater, Peace Chapel
2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764

TAMPA
Transgender Day of Remembrance event
Nov. 20, 7-10 p.m.
University of South Florida (outside of Marshall Student Center at Crescent Hill)
4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa, FL 33620

SARASOTA
Transgender Day of Remembrance- Katy Bergen, Journalist for the Herald Tribune will discuss her recent article: “TransSarasota”
Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
Church of the Trinity MCC
7225 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Transgender Day of Remembrance Service
Nov. 23, 10 a.m.
Church of the Trinity MCC
7225 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

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