The Advocate
November 20, 2012
Every November 20, activists around the globe pause to honor the transgender lives lost to violence, hate, and prejudice. Transgender Day of Rememberance was established in 1999 to memorialize Rita Hester, a trans woman brutally murdered November 28, 1998. Hester's murder remains unsolved, as do many of the crimes committed against transgender and gender-nonconforming people. According to TDOR's official website, at least one trans person has been killed every month for the past decade. Trans women of color are most often targeted by this violence.

This list further underscores how anti-trans violence disproportionately affects Black and Latino trans women. Check out Kortney Ryan Ziegler's blog post about the importance of centralizing race in the movement for trans equality.