NBC News reports:
Cities across the world will glitter with candlelight on Tuesday in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. From New York to Sydney, vigils will pay tribute to the many transgender people who have lost their lives to violence.
Violence against the trans community has risen steadily in recent years, according to a grim report released Monday by the Human Right Campaign, a national LGBTQ advocacy group. The HRC report found at least 22 people were killed so far this year due to anti-transgender violence, and the organization has tracked 128 anti-transgender homicides in the U.S. since 2013.
The 73-page report documents the 22 lives lost since the beginning of 2018: The victims are mostly young, mostly female and mostly black. Of those killed, 82 percent of the victims were transgender women of color, and 64 percent were under the age of 35.
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember the names and the lives of those we’ve lost to violence this year:https://t.co/zmXbSuOo7n
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 20, 2018
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) November 20, 2018
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those who lost their lives because of anti-transgender violence and bigotry. We all have a responsibility to fight for safety and equality for everyone — now is not the time to be silent. #TDOR pic.twitter.com/lIvIxDrbBb
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 20, 2018
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance and we pray for all people who are ill at ease with their gender, seek to change it, suffer for it and have been persecuted, and also killed. All people are loved by God and valued in their inherent God-given dignity. #TDOR
— Catholic Church (@catholicEW) November 20, 2018
On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember those who have lost their loves from anti-transgender violence.
— Linda T. Sánchez (@RepLindaSanchez) November 20, 2018
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
— GLAAD (@glaad) November 20, 2018
The Toronto Sign will be dimmed for Transgender Day of Remembrance. Today #CityofTO honours the memory of those who have lost their lives as a result of transphobia while also celebrating the strength and resiliency of the trans community. #TDoR pic.twitter.com/47nPkQR5gF
— City of Toronto (@TorontoComms) November 20, 2018