Trans­gen­der Day ob­ser­vance planned

The Maui News - - LOCAL -

Maui Pride will ob­serve Trans­gen­der Day of Re­mem­brance be­gin­ning at 5 p.m. Mon­day at Ka­maole I Beach Park in Ki­hei. Or­ga­nized by lo­cal trans­gen­der au­thor and ac­tivist Danielle Ber­gan, the event will com­mem­o­rate all those trans­gen­der men and women who suf­fered vi­o­lent, sense­less deaths in 2017.

Dur­ing the event, there will be a read­ing of the list of those who have been killed this year. Any­one in at­ten­dance is wel­come to par­tic­i­pate. The event will end at sun­set with a flower cer­e­mony, and all those who want to par­tic­i­pate are asked to bring loose flow­ers.

Trans­gen­der Day of Re­mem­brance, a na­tion­wide event, was started by trans­gen­der ad­vo­cate Gwen­dolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the mem­ory of Rita Hester, a trans­gen­der woman who was bru­tally mur­dered in 1998.

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