Bloomington Remembrance

November is not just a time for falling leaves and football games. The latter part of the month is not only filled with  busy Americans flocking to local malls and shopping centers for holiday gifts. In fact, for many people living in the United States it can be a time of mourning and deep reflection.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, held November 20, is an occasion that commemorates the lives of trangendered individuals who lost their lives due to anti-trans discrimination. This day was originally begun in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith with a candle light vigil in San Francisco. Since this memorial service over 10 years ago, candlelight vigils and other ceremonies have been held in numerous locations around the U.S.

Bloomington, Indiana, a fairly liberal community, is among the locations that holds an annual commemoration. This service, hosted by SAGE: Sexual Orientation and Gender identity Equality, will begin in Dunn Meadow at 7:30 p.m. with opening remarks and conclude with a reading of the names of those who have lost their lives.

Although this remembrance is only officially done on November 20, many families and friends affected by these hate crimes are in mourning throughout the year. A website,

November is not just a time for falling leaves and football games. The latter part of the month is not only a time for busy Americans to flock to local malls and shopping centers for holiday gifts. In fact, for many people living in the United States it can be a time of mourning and deep reflection.

Transgender Day of Remembrance, held of November 20, is an occasion that commemorates the lives of trangendered individuals who lost their lives due to anti-trans discrimination. This day was originally begun in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith with a candle light vigil in San Francisco. Since this memorial service over 10 years ago, candlelight vigils and other ceremonies have been held in numerous locations around the U.S.

Bloomington, Indiana, a fairly liberal community, is among the locations that holds an annual commemoration. This service, hosted by SAGE: Sexual Orientation and Gender identity Equality, will begin in Dunn Meadow at 7:30 p.m. with opening remarks and conclude with a reading of the names of those who have lost their lives.

Although this remembrance is only officially done on November 20, many families and friends affected by these hate crimes are in mourning throughout the year. A website is available for those looking to remember the remainder of the 364 days.

http://www.transgenderdor.org/

For a full list of vigils and services visit this website!

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