“History isn’t something you look back at and say it was inevitable … happens because people make decisions that are sometimes very impulsive and of the moment, but those moments are cumulative realities… (quote from leaders in the LGBTQ civil rights movement)
Sometimes you know you are watching history being made.
This year’s International Transgender Day of Remembrance was different from years past. Washington, DC’s civic leaders were all present, as were the most transformational leaders of our time, all in one place, physically and emotionally.
I have never been accused of being ambiguous about my love of Washington, DC 🙂 .
What’s not to love and be proud of, the capital of a world learning to love better. As Mayor Bowser said, “we are who we are.”
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.About TDOR | Transgender Day of Remembrance