The International Day of Transgender Remembrance has been observed annually since it was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialise the murder of her transgender friend Rita Hester in Massachusetts.
Today, we take a moment to honour and remember all those who have lost their lives to inexplicable transphobic violence.
Over the last year a total of 331 transgender people are known to have been murdered across the world, and there are likely to be many more that were not reported.
We must end this epidemic of violence against our trans siblings!
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