November 20th is Trans Day of Remembrance, when many people take a moment to think about the many victims of transphobia both in this country and throughout the world.

Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was started in 1999 by trans advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts. The vigil commemorated all the trans people lost to violence since Rita’s death.

Pause with us to think for a moment of all who have lost their lives to transphobic violence or to suicide as a result of experiencing transphobia.