Transgender Remembrance Day

Today,  November 20,  LGBT communities around the world mark the international remembrance day for victims of hate,  homophobia and transphobia.

In the first four months of 2013, 75 cases of murder of transgender people have been reported around the world, most are murdered trans women, and many of them prostitutes.

In Israel, Transgender Remembrance Day is marked today with a special in-memoriam ceremony at Tel Aviv LGBT Center in Gan Meir. The evening will focus on empowerment and community creation, and will address problems of drugs, violence and prostitution in the trans community, in order to present these subjects in a respectable, approachable and truthful  way.

Hoshen marks the day with a series of lectures at Tel-Chai college, to let people get to know the transgender community better, and to raise awareness to trans people’s challenges.

Scroll down (below the photos) for some of Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013 stories 

Jewish observance
Dvar Torah for Transgender Day of Remembrance by Joy Ladin

Also, a special art exhibition by transgender people of all ages, genders and styles  is presented at the LGBT center for the last day today.

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Preparations for the art exhibitions by transgender people in Tel Aviv.

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Photos by Steve Rosenfield,whatibeproject.com

TRANSGENDER DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 2013 IN THE MEDIA

Official Website  Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Huffington Post: Transgender Day of Remembrance Reminds Society That Trans Lives Are Valuable
The Advocate:  Those We’ve Lost in 2013
The Civil Rights Movement: Transgender Day Of Remembrance: We See. We Remember. We Love.
Sojourn (Jewish, Atlanta) : Al Heyt for Transgender Day of Remembrance