Transgender Day of Remebrance - TDOR 2011
TDOR is held annually around the world to honor those murdered because of transphobia -i.e. prejudice, abuse and violence against transgender, transsexual and other sex-gender-variant human beings; human beings murdered simply for being themselves. TDOR is an interfaith event serving several purposes: it raises public awareness of the hate crimes against “trans” folk; it honors the lives of our murdered brothers and sisters; and it reminds us all, trans and non-trans, of our shared humanity. TDOR engages, educates and calls us to action: that such evil be eradicated from this earth, and hatred be replaced with love. We will begin with heartfelt words from faith-community and public-safety leaders, followed by a slide show about those who died and a candle-lighting ceremony on the front lawn. The event will be hosted by TransScribe in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, with the support of the United Methodist Church, the Interfaith Council, and the Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus. * * * The mission of TransScribe is to eradicate prejudice, abuse and violence against transsexual women; we do so by telling our stories. For further information about the work of TransScribe, see: http://Facebook.com/TransScribe.
United Methodist Church
1555 East Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262