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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Thursday, November 20th, 2014


Join us with a number of partnering organizations on the steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building for this annual candlelight ceremony memorializing those who we have lost due to suicide or were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. 

The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.

Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — many were a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people or were themselves overwhelmed with despair.

We live in times more sensitive than ever to hatred based violence, especially since the events of September 11th. Yet even now, the deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored. Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died due to transgender-based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives. This trend shows no sign of abating.


Candlelight Vigil


3rd Street (front) Steps of the Pennsylvania Capitol Building

Thursday, November 20th
5:30 - 6:30 pm

 

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The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of the high suicide rate of and hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people gone and celebrate the presence and future of those transgender people that are still among us. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve we lost.

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Our next meeting is Saturday, August 9th

Dinner at 5:30 pm

Cafe' Fresco
215 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 236-2599

Asian American flavors along with wine and drink specialties.  Prices range from $10 for specialty pizzas and sandwiches to $30 entrées.  Average price is about $20.

Please RSVP if you are joining for dinner.

Meeting at 8:00 pm

MCC of the Spirit
2973 Jefferson Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Join us for our group meeting at 8:30 pm.  Doors open at approximately 8:00 pm for those needing to change.  For directions to the MCC of the Spirit or  if you would like more information, about the group, please send us an email.  For directions, use Google Maps.

Social at 10:30 pm

After Hours
at Stock's
211 N. 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 233-6699

Stock's offers the opportunity to mingle and socialize in a friendly atmosphere while listening and dancing to some great music.  So for great conversation, friendship and more, please join us  at Stock's on Second.  There is no cover charge.

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