November 20 is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. The murder of Rita Hester on November 28, 1998, led to the “Remembering Our Dead” web project, and a vigil in San Francisco the following year. From that time on the day has evolved into an important event in the international LGBT calendar.
To day raises awareness of the violence that is faced by transgender people worldwide.
In London, the day is being marked by an event that is first about remembering the dead and the second about celebrating the lives of trans people. The event is held in collaboration between Translondon, Birkbeck College SU, Camden LGBT Forum and the University of London Union.