Thursday, November 11, 2010

Part of an Organization? Join Us for the Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Chicago Transgender Coalition will be hosting a vigil in honor of the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 20. The Vigil will begin at 6pm and will be held downtown at the Thompson Center at 100 W. Randolph St.

The vigil is being organized to memorialize those lives lost to transphobia and violence against the transgender community. The event is held each November to honor Rita Hestor, who was murdered in San Francisco in 1998 and whose memory the first vigil was organized for. The 18 people memorialized were all lost within the past year in America, including Sandy Woulard of Chicago.

If you are part of an organization, the Coalition would love for you to join in presenting this vigil. If you would like to sign on as a presenting sponsor, please contact Anthony and he will add you to the list.

The current list of presenting organizations: Affinity Community Services, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Bisexual Queer Alliance, Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, Chicago Women’s Health Center, Equality Illinois, Gender Queer Chicago, Howard Brown Health Center, Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Gender Advocates, LGBT Change, PFLAG – Parents of Transgender Support Group, PFLAG – Oak Park, The Civil Rights Agenda, Transformative Justice Law Project

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