Teaneck Church Holds Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony

Teaneck's St. Paul’s Lutheran Church held a memorial Saturday to remember and honor transgender people who were victims of hate, violence and prejudice during the past year as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

"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," according to the Transgender Day of Remembrance website. 

"Although not every person represented during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender — that is, as a transsexual, crossdresser, or otherwise gender-variant — each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people," the site says. 

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church has held previous memorials for the global day of remembrance. 

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