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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023 Palm Springs
The 9th Annual Official Transgender Day of Remembrance in Palm Springs
The Transgender Health & Wellness Center is hosting TDOR 2023 in Palm Springs and Riverside. Please scroll below to get an update for locations. Details, Time & location are subject to change.
Transgender Day of Remembrance often called TDOR was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith. It has grown to a global moment to have a vigil to read the names of the transgender, gender non-conforming and intersex (TGI) persons that have been murdered for being TGI. Although, in a more supportive administration the previous administration with state conservative activist have nurtured an environment where ignorance is encouraged and rewarded. In 2021, there were a little over three dozen reported murders of known TGI folks in this nation and there have been 24 as of July 2022 that were murdered in this nation. At least 32 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed in the United States in 2022, the Human Rights Campaign announced Wednesday in its annual report ahead of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. As of July of 2023, there have been at least 14 deaths due to anti-transgender violence. This number is almost half of what it was last year and although the number has significantly gone down, we want that number to be zero.
We have chosen to increase visibility to bring public attention to these senseless acts of violence by hosting TDOR vigils in Palm Springs and Riverside. The Palm Springs TDOR has historically been held at Palm Springs City Hall; in Riverside the location is TBA.
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