On Wednesday, communities across South Florida will honor and remember the memory of the transgender lives taken due to anti-trans violence.
According to a report released by the human rights monitoring group Transrespect versus Transphobia, at least 30 transgender people were killed in the United States this year. Two, Bee Love and Kiki Fantroy, were murdered in South Florida.
They will be remembered during Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) ceremonies. TDOR observances take place on Nov. 20.
“TDOR is a day to memorialize those who are murdered as a result of transphobia,” said Tatiana Williams, Co-Director TransInclusive at the Pride Center. “It is a day to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.”
The annual TDOR event begins at the Pride Center in Wilton Manors at 7 p.m. this Wednesday at the Schubert Building Main Auditorium.
Barry University in Miami hosts its seventh annual Transgender Day of Remembrance and Resilience on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 pm. Attendees are asked to RSVP on the Facebook events page, so organizers have an accurate headcount. You can find it here:
Barry University is located in Miami at11300 NE 2nd Avenue. The event takes place in Andreas 111 across the street from the Landon Hall parking lot.
Compass in Lake Worth is moving its TDOR ceremony to Belle Glade, where Bee Love lived. Love’s family will be part of the event. It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the at1977 SW College Drive in Belle Glade.
A bus to take those who cannot otherwise get out to Belle Glade will be leaving Compass at 4:30 p.m. sharp on Nov. 20. Seats are free, but they are limited. If you would like to take the bus, please go toand register.