Htuc's Transgender Day Of Remembrance

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Htuc's Transgender Day Of Remembrance says
Please join us for our annual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony.

The Houston Transgender Unity Committee is hosting it's annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 21st, 2015 at the A.D. Bruce Religion Center on the Main Campus of the University of Houston. A reception starts at 7:00pm with the program beginning at 7:30.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance, honors the memory of those murdered in acts of anti-transgender violence. The event highlights the pervasive problem of violence against transgender people, as well as the diversity and resilience of the community in the face of harassment and violence.

History of the Houston Day of Remembrance:
The Houston Transgender community and its supporters began observing the Transgender day of Remebrance in November of 1999 on the steps of City Hall with a candlelight vigil and reading of the previous years victims. Later the event was moved indoors to the Holocaust Museum of Houston, which was a fitting location because transgender people were among the first groups singled out by the Nazis. The event quickly overwhelmed the available space at the Museum and has since been held on the University of Houston Campus, at the AD Bruce Religion Center, with generous support from the University's LGBT Resource Center.
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By: Houston Transgender Unity Committee

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