Oklahomans for Equality hosts service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

Oklahomans for Equality hosts service for Transgender Day of Remembrance

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Oklahomans for Equality hosted a service Wednesday night in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance started in 1999, according to GLAAD. Activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith created the day with a vigil to honor Rita Hester, who was killed in 1998,
  • During the service they will honor the 22 transgendered people in the United States who have died from violence this year.
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place annually on Nov. 20.

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