Transgender Day of Remembrance DC 2016 - TDOR
"The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith - a transgender graphic designer, columnist, and activist - to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston Massachusetts. What initially began as a web-based project has since burgeoned into an international day of action; in 2014 TDORs were observed in over 200 cities" Quoted from the program book of the Washington DC observance 20 November 2016
The Metropolitan Police reported one trans murder in 2016 in Washington DC. Dee Dee "Deeniquia Dodds" age 24 was shot on July 4th and she died nine days later. Since her murder several suspects have been arrested. DC continues to document crimes of violence against transgender people based gender identity and expression. The 20th of November is an annual call for action -- Stand for what you believe in, support your community and fight for equal treatment for all individual. Text drawn heavily from the program book.
#TDOR Musical Selection - Agape Praise, Unity Fellowship Church DC - Transgender Day of Remembrance
#TDOR Pouring of Libations, Reading of Names, Rev Dyan Abena McCray-Peters
#TDOR Duet Ailyah Huggans and Minister Devon Tensley
#TDOR The Our Father by Jazmin Sutherland, accompanied by Diedra Gray