ICYMI: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017 at Expressions Church
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
TDOR was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.
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Transgender Day of Remembrance event in NWA
The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Several gathered at Expression Church in Oklahoma City to observe TDOR.
Watch the event above.
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