Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015 Events

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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 2015 events:

ORLANDO
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015
Nov. 20, 3-10 p.m.
Valencia College – East Campus Building 3
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Trans* Day of Remembrance 
Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m.
University of Central Florida Reflecting Pond
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL 32816

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov. 22, 9-10:45 a.m.
JOY Metropolitan Community Church
2351 S Ferncreek Ave., Orlando, FL 32806

ST. PETERSBURG
Transgender Day of Remembrance 
Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Sunshine Senior Center (meet-up place)
350 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg

CLEARWATER
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov. 20, 6 p.m.
Unity Church of Clearwater
2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764

TAMPA
Transgender Day of Awareness 
Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.
University of Tampa Plant Hall Music Room
401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606

Panel Discussion
Nov. 20
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620

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