Thursday, November 20 will be the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR.)
According to the Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition:
At least 19 organized vigils will be held in communities throughout the commonwealth for TDoR on November 20th, 2014. This is large increase from just a few events held in Pittsburgh and Southeastern Pennsylvania before 2013.
Here in Pittsburgh, TransPride Pittsburgh gathers on Wednesday, November 19 at Cruze Bar for a memorial service. Over the weekend, Garden of Peace will host the TransVoices events to increase visibility about the trans community.
For a complete list of vigils in Pennsylvania, please visit the PSEC blog.
The TDoR website has a list of 75 individuals who lost their lives since the 2013 event. It is pretty tough to read the list, emotionally. But I think it is important to honor and acknowledge each name, each life.