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BLIND LGBT PRIDE INTERNATIONAL (BPI) PRESENTS TRANS 101

In observance of Transgender Day of Rememberence (TDOR), , BPI invites all to join it’s monthly Info-Share Session, at 3 PM PDT, 5 PM CDT and 6 PM EDT on Sunday, November 13, 2016.   RitaDunn will present an overview of issues and concerns facing the Transgender community and their families.   To participate in the teleconference call 218-895-3779 and enter code 2012#.   TDOR is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence., Additionally, during the week of November 14-20, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.   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. “The Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.” – Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith  

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