Watch WeHo’s Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m.

West Hollywood will hold a virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony Saturday evening, featuring a reading of names of people killed as a result of anti-transgender violence.

The 6 p.m. ceremony will include a speech by the Rev. Valerie Spencer and tributes by soul singer LZ Love and the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles. It will be livestreamed and available on demand on West Hollywood’s YouTube page, www.youtube.com/wehotv.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman killed in 1998.

“This year, at least 46 transgender individuals in this country and hundreds more around the world were killed in horrifying acts of violence,” President Joe Biden said in a Transgender Day of Remembrance statement. “Each of these lives was precious. Each of them deserved freedom, justice, and joy.

“Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those we lost in the deadliest year on record for transgender Americans, as well as the countless other transgender people — disproportionately Black and brown transgender women and girls — who face brutal violence, discrimination, and harassment.

“Transgender people are some of the bravest Americans I know. But no person should have to be brave just to live in safety and dignity,” the president’s statement continued. “Today, we remember. Tomorrow — and every day — we must continue to act.”

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Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
18 days ago

good grief

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
18 days ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Why do you say the same thing over and over on every post about transgender people?

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
17 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Why do you care why he says the same thing over and over about any issue? Are you so wrapped up in your sycophancy for your lords and ladies on council that you feel threatened by questions or comments that stray your (their) version of orthodoxy? I do not know Mr. Shipey, nor do I know you, but I do know you to be a complete toady with zero substantive input on any matter discussed in these pages. And yeah, sure, you can “demand” that I not comment on your drivel but, sure, ‘kay. My balls are on my name,… Read more »

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
17 days ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

nor do I know you”

Let’s keep it that way. Please stop responding with tiresome nasty insults. Thank you!

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
17 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Aren’t nasty insults your stock in trade? Are you so incapable of engaging on topic that even in anonymity you resort to deflection, denial and diversion? Grow a pair dude, it’s easy to resort to bullpucky behind the intellectually lazy facade of anonymity. Your next response will prove my point and it’s clear I’m not alone. Do I get under your thin skin? Good.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
16 days ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

I guess you’re still salty I called you a boomer months back. I don’t think that was a nasty insult. It’s like calling someone a millennial.

You need to chill out. No one cares you use your real name on here (besides you of course).

And please, for the sake of all of us- stop talking about your balls.

Thanks! Have a great week, Alan!

#OLMourlivesmatter
#OLMourlivesmatter
18 days ago

I called Erica Erickson but she didn’t return it. Do I wear purple nail polish?
Will Erica be in drag? What’s the dress code?

Seelf Respect
Seelf Respect
18 days ago

Comments like these show a lack of self respect.

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