On November 19, the organization will host an outdoor rally at Liberty Plaza (200-398 Capitol Ave SE) from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Then, on November 20, a traditional vigil will be held at First Decatur Christian Church (601 West Ponce de Leon Ave) from 6 to 8 p.m.
TDOR is observed annually as a way to memorialize transgender people across the world who have been the victim of the epidemic of anti-trans violence. 2021 has become the deadliest year on record for anti-trans murder.
“Transgender women, transgender men, and nonbinary persons have the same rights as everyone else to go about their lives safe from violence,” Darlene Wagner, the President of TDOR Atlanta, said in an emailed statement. “The U.S. needs to be the country where people are able to live as their true selves without being targeted for murder. Internationally, anti-trans violence must also end, particularly in Brazil, which has seen over a hundred trans and gender non-conforming people murdered in the past year.”
At least 46 transgender and gender non-conforming people have been killed this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Their names are: