Transgender Day Of Remembrance - West Hollywood/Los Angeles

Update 11/20/11:

In view of severe storm predicted today, the "We Are The Change" - 2011 Transgender Day Of Remembrance program in West Hollywood has been moved indoors for safety reasons.

The program will start at 2:00 p.m. We ask that people beging to assemble at 1:30 p.m. so the program can start on time.

Members of TAB should try to arrive at Great Hall at Plummer Park by 1:00 p.m. for last minute arrangements.

Council members, we would appreciate it if you could arrive by 1:45 p.m.

We will also have signs posted at Matthew Shepard Triangle.


"WE ARE THE CHANGE" - 2011 West Hollywood/L.A. Transgender Day Of Remembrance.

Los Angeles, November 10, 2011 – The 13th Annual Transgender Day Of Remembrance March and Program will take place on Sunday, November 20th in West Hollywood, California. The theme of this year’s program is “We Are The Change”.

The Transgender Day Of Remembrance is set aside annually to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The Day Of Remembrance serves to publicly mourn and honor the lives of fallen trans brothers and sisters and to bring public awareness to ongoing hate crimes against the transgender community.

The Day Of Remembrance activities will begin with a march from Plummer Park (7377 Santa Monica Blvd.) to the Matthew Shepard Triangle (Santa Monica Blvd & N. Crescent Heights Blvd.), where the program and traditional reading of the names of transgender individuals who have died at the hand of continued anti-trans violence will commence.

The schedule for the day will be as follows…
• 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Assembly at Plummer Park
• 1:30 – 2:00 p.m. – March to Matthew Shepard Triangle
• 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Day Of Remembrance Program and Reading Of Names

The organizing committee for the West Hollywood Day Of Remembrance is also pleased to announce that author, producer and transgender activist Chaz Bono will be in attendance for the march and program.

Refreshments will be provided and a shuttle service is available to bring people back to Plummer Park following the program.

Community Partners for the 2011 West Hollywood Transgender Day Of Remembrance: West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board, Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Team, Bienestar, Christopher Street West, Gender Justice L.A., Human Rights Campaign, L.A.Gay & Lesbian Center, Legacy and Alpha Omega Nu.

Guest Speakers:
West Hollywood Mayor John Duran & Members of the WeHo City Council
Kylar Broadus - A Transgender Male, Activist, Professor, Attorney & Public Speaker.
Argelia Palacios - Spanish Speaking Female Transgender Activist
Carolyn Weiss - Central-West Regional Director For City Of Los Angeles Community Development and Rosendahl 2011 LGBT Pride Award Winner Caitriona Reed - A Transgender Female, International Consultant, Public Speaker, Workshop Leader and co-founder of Manzanita Village Retreat Center. (Caitriona will deliver a non denominational blessing)

Charlie Romero -
Buea Dream
Solomon Somboonde
Bamby Salcedo