Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). It's on November 20th every year.
Twenty years ago a transgender woman, Rita Hester, was murdered. The following year a vigil was held to honor her memory and to commemorate all transgender people whose lives are lost to violence.
While most people say they know someone who is gay, few believe they've met someone transgender. That's bad because hatred grows in voids. People fear the unknown; it's not until we meet someone different that we realize our common humanity. It's our responsibility to learn about the world and understand others, including those who are different.
Today is a good occasion for that. You can get helpful information by clicking here.