I stand up out of my chair and applaud your courage, I hold your hand and walk down the street to publicly show my support to the world.
Today is the 13th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when we remember trans people who have been victims of homicide.
The event was started to honor Rita Hester who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. Hester’s death launched the “Remembering Our Dead” web projectin 1998 and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Transgenderdor.org notes that her murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.