Blogs by Dani Heffernan, Media Strategist at GLAAD
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Today, the United States Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis, issued a statement about the upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance. "I am proud to stand and be counted as an ally to the transgender community and to every person and family impacted by anti-transgender violence," she said.
Kylar Broadus is an African-American transgender advocate, lawyer, and founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition, the only national social justice organization promoting the interests of transgender people of color. Below, he shares his thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
In the following blog excerpt for Transgender Day of Remembrance, editor and trans advocate Janet Mock describes her experience of coming out to her date as a trans teenager and remembers the lives of those transgender women who were victims of violence.
In addition to attending an event in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, GLAAD encourages transgender individuals, as well as families, friends, and allies to help raise awareness about this important day through social media.
On Sunday, November 20, the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board will be hosting an event to commemorate the 13th Transgender Day of Remembrance from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the West Hollywood/Los Angeles area. The theme of the event is "We Are The Change" and will feature a number of guest speakers and performers.
Ja'briel Walthour is a transgender advocate and author. She has participated in GLAAD's National People of Color Media Institute and has written for The Huffington Post. Below, you can read her thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Since Chaz Bono's casting on Dancing With The Stars, GLAAD has been profiling prominent transgender advocates and members of the community on a weekly basis. Previously, we featured transgender advocates Stephanie Battaglino and Mari Rosenberger.You can read Stephanie's thoughts on the Transgender Day of Remembrance below.
In observance of the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, New York City's LGBT Community Center will hold an event on November 18 coordinated by the Gender Identity Project (GIP) at the Center and it is being co-sponsored by GLAAD.