Transgender Day of Remembrance Events: Week of Nov. 15-20, 2004

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T16:21:49-04:00 April 11th, 2012|Uncategorized|

The following events have been scheduled to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, Nov. 20.
According to Michelle Fox, one of the directors of TransGender Michigan, the Transgender Day of Remembrance was begun as a reaction to the murder of Rita Hester; the Day was begun by trans activist Gwendolyn Smith in 1999.
“The purpose of these vigils is to bring to light the violence that is brought upon our community,” said Fox.
Nov 15:
Columbus, OH: Transgender Days of Remembrance and Action Open House, 6-8 p.m., Stonewall Columbus, 1160 North High St., Columbus, OH. Hosted by the Crystal Club and the Gender Identity Focus Team. Contact: GLBT Student Services, 614-688-8449 or
Nov. 17:
East Lansing: Event sponsored by TransGender Michigan; 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church. Contact Rachel Crandall, 517-420-1544. This event has been cancelled
Columbus, OH: Candlelight Vigil, 7 p.m., Goodale Park. Contact GLBT Student Services, 614-688-8449 or
Nov. 18:
Ferndale: Event sponsored by TransGender Michigan. 7 p.m., MCC Church, Ferndale. Contact Michelle Fox, 248-514-2688 or
Nov. 19:
Ann Arbor: Rally, Noon-1 p.m., University of Michigan Diag. Organized by Transforum. Contact Andre,
Nov. 20:
Ann Arbor: March, 6:30 p.m., gathering in front of the South Entrance of the Michigan League, 911 N. University. Speakers: Denise Brogan, co-founder of Transforum, and Jay Kaplan, staff attorney for the ACLU’s LGBT Project.
Gathering, 7 p.m., Koessler Room, Michigan League. The Film “Ke Kulana He Mahu,” approximately 8:15 p.m., Michigan League. Organized by the Transgender Advocacy Project with support from the UM Office of LGBT Affairs.

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