The Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held on Nov. 20 across the globe. The annual celebration allows the community to pay respects to those who have lost their lives to bigotry and hatred. It was spearheaded by Gwen Smith and is in its 13th year.
In North Carolina, a number of candlelight vigils have been organized to address this horrific situation. ...
in Asheville Just Us For All and the University of North Carolina at Asheville Alliance will join together with the community at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in the Asheville Civic Center, 87 Haywood St., and will march to the Vance Monument where names will be read and some of their personal stories shared. Sam Soper, Just Us For All president, says that “Asheville has one of the largest and most visible transgender and gender-queer populations in the Southeast per capita.” ...Read the full article