#SayHerName on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Wednesday — the Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility — communities across the nation will come together to pause, reflect, and honor the memory of transgender lives taken due to transphobia and anti-trans violence.

Tragically, Florida is ground zero for the murders of Black transgender women in the country. Seven Black trans women have been brutally murdered in our state in less than two years:

🕯Bee Love (September 2019)
🕯Kiki Fantroy (July 2019)
🕯Londonn Moore (September 2018)
🕯Sasha Garden (July 2018)
🕯Cathalina Christina James (June 2018)
🕯Antash’a English (June 2018)
🕯Celine Walker (February 2018)

We must honor their lives with action, Rachel.

Two actions you can take THIS week in support of transgender, enby, and gender non-conforming people:

  1. Participate in a Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility event in your area.
  2. On Wednesday, November 20, use the hashtag #SayHerName to stand in support of Black trans women and call for immediate action to end the killings. (We also encourage you to use the hashtags #BlackTransLivesMatter and #TDORV.)

Written by Rachel Covello

Rachel Covello is an award-winning speaker, writer, diversity consultant, and LGBT advocate. She is the Founder of LGBT Equality Alliance, a Chester County, PA nonprofit organization, and CEO of OUTCOAST, an online marketing and concierge platform marketing the Gulf Coast as an LGBTQ-inclusive place to VISIT, CELEBRATE, and LIVE.

Rachel is also an avid event photographer and has captured photos for LGBT organizations around the world, including the IGLTA, NGLCC, NLGJA, and Out & Equal.

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