What is Transgender Awareness Week?
Every year, from November 13 – 19, people around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week. This week raises visibility and awareness for the transgender community to address issues these members may endure. During this week, members of the community share stories, advance advocacy on how the public may help, and the violence, prejudice, and discrimination they may face.
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What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
It was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil serves as a remembrance for all of the lives lost to violence against transgender people. You can look for local events in your community.
When is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Sunday, November 20
- St. Louis Children’s for Children and Parents
- The Saint Louis Anti-Violence Project
- Metro Trans Umbrella Group
- St. Louis Minority Health
- St. Louis SQSH
- PROMO Missouri