The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who is a graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.
Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year, and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings, and marches.
rest in peace daaaaahlin’
also see: Disturbed by Xnews Story on Drag Queen and Gay Cop or HERE
also flashback to: International Day of Transgender
Then the other shocker in August as the popular socialite Barbie Love passed after a brief illness, you may remember her public appearances that were not so positive but she brought visibility to the cross dressing and transwoman communities in 2009 as photo shows below when the XNews published a sensational article and the on Television where she was arrested after a cruising hookup went bad then public, subsequently she sealed her fame by granting an exclusive interview on Ragashanti live
see: Ragga Shanti Interviews Jamaican Drag Queen Part 1 & 2 !
To all the ladies REST IN PEACE and we will miss you. Also the fabulous Mi'Que:
LGBT History Month: Allies – Posthumous Recognition ’11 Part II
Near death brush: Another Vicious Anti-Trans Attack 2008
And the machinery ..... murder of diva "Charms" ............... 2010
Peace and tolerance