Transgender Day of Remembrance Service November 19

Once again, the WUMC choir will sing at the Transgender Day of Remembrance service at Ravenna UMC this Sunday, November 19, at 7:00PM.

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 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

All are welcome to attend this service. Find out more about TDOR, including statistics on anti-transgender violence and other resources, online at GLAAD’s website.