The Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November) was set aside to memorialise those who were killed due to anti-Transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honour 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.
Not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as Transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against Transgender people.
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International Transgender Day of Remembrance