Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial ceremony to be held on Nov. 20

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November 18, 2015

A Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial ceremony will be held at Unity of Whidbey, 5671 Crawford Road in Langley, at 7 p.m.on Friday, Nov. 20.

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the memory of people murdered in acts of anti-transgender violence. It is observed on Nov. 20 in recognition of the 1998 unsolved murder of Rita Hester in Boston, Mass.The memorial ceremony is open to anyone who would like to hold space for those lost to anti-transgender violence. Participants are invited to bring a small item for a memorial altar. Carpool options available.

Questions may be directed to WINTER facilitator Skye Newkirk at or 417-225-8288.

Whidbey Island Network of Transgender Education and Resources (WINTER) serves transgender, gender nonconforming and gender questioning youth and adults on Whidbey Island. Services include monthly youth group gatherings, fun community events for all transgender and gender nonconforming youth and adults (and their allies) and educational presentations for community organizations.  The organizations Facebook page can be found here: Facebook.

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