This article was published on November 19th, 2019
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 will be the 20th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance to remind us of those lives lost, and to remind everyone there is still a lot of work to be done in regard to treatment and liberties of trans people.
Transgender Day of Remembrance also serves to bring about public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people. While the Transgender Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of those who might otherwise be forgotten, it is also a day for allies to show their public support for their fellow trans human beings. Unfortunately, the lives of transgender people are more scrutinized now than ever. Trans people are still a minority group of people seeking acceptance under the law and from society.
This Transgender Day of Remembrance you can get show your support by talking with your friends and family about full acceptance for the entire LGBT community, including trans people. Get involved by donating your time or money to multiple great organizations like the National Center for Transgender Equality, the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Trans Lifeline, the Trevor Project, the Trans Student Education Resource Center, GLSEN, or old favorites like the ACLU and the Human Rights Campaign.
See what else you can do to support your transgender friends and family, and learn more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019.