Transgender Day of Remembrance
Every year in November, the Boston transgender and gender nonconforming communities come together to mourn those who have died throughout the world in the previous year because of anti-transgender violence. This tradition began in 1998, with the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.
Now, two decades later, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is honored worldwide. TDOR is a day to remember the lives of the hundreds of transgender and gender nonconforming people who died by violence over the past year and has become the worldwide rallying point for a community long under siege and a celebration of our communities.