Vigils to be held across the world next week for transgender murder victims

Published: November 12, 2014

Nick Duffy
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The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held every year on November 20, to mark the huge number of transgender people who still lose their lives to transphobic violence around the world.

It was sparked in 1998 by the San Francisco murder of Rita Hester, whose killer was never found, and has gradually expanded to a global scale.

226 transgender people were reportedly killed in the past 12 months – though statistics are unreliable, as most countries do not hold accurate data on transgender victims.

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