Atlanta will hold its annual Transgender Day of Remembrance today starting at 6:30 p.m. at the state Capitol on the Washington Street side of the building.
The vigil is organized by the Juxtaposed Center for Transportation in collaboration with Atlanta Gender Explorations, Transgender Individuals Living Their Truth and the Feminist Outlawz.
The theme for this year’s vigil is “Justice & Equality for All.”
“TDOR memorializes Transgender and Non-Gender Conforming people that may have committed suicide or were murdered due to anti-transgender hatred and prejudice,” said Tracee McDaniel, founder and executive director of the Juxtaposed Center for Transformation.
The National Center for Transgender Equality states “the estimated murder rate of transgender persons is as high as 16 times the national average. Approximately one murder is reported each month in the U.S.; however, experts believe that hate crimes against transgender and non-gender conforming individuals are significantly under-reported because of pervasive doubts that authorities will treat victims with respect or fairly investigate the crimes.”
TDOR Sponsors: Lamda Legal, Same Gender Loving Expressions (Radio Sponsor), and the Human Rights Campaign.
Co-Contributors are Atlanta Pride Committee and Georgia Equality.