Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance.
What began as a vigil for Rita Hester, a member of the Boston LGBTQ+ community who worked locally to support the city’s LGBTQ+ youth became that and so much more. Organized by Gwendolyn Ann Smith a year after Hester was murdered in her home on November 28, 1998, Smith wanted to commemorate her life and the lives of other transgender people lost to violence. Hester was 34 years old at the time of her death in 1998 and her killer(s) have not been caught.
2020 has been one (if not the) most deadly year for our trans family. Biden spoke today declaring his intentions to honor the rights of transgender people not only in the United States but around the world:
While we celebrate his victory, we must hold his administration accountable for these promises.
〰️Trans rights are human rights.
〰️All bodies are good bodies.
〰️We walk in solidarity with you.
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