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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 19, 2018 4:11 pm

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event being celebrated today.

A panel discussion will be held organized by the Rainbow Pride Foundation and Pacific Sexual and Gender Diversity Network.

Among the issues up for debate will be ensuring a safer transgender community, addressing transphobic violence, brutal murders, and discrimination and hate crimes.

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With the Acting Commissioner of Police, Ruisate Tudravu expected to attend the event, participants will also be highlighting their work within the transgender community, the Fiji Police Force and faith based organisations.

It will also be a time to honor the memories of those whose lives were lost in the act of anti-gender violence in Fiji, the Pacific and globally this past year.

The event will also give rise to Transgender Awareness Month.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual event, celebrated on 20th November in over 185 cities in more than 20 countries.

It was created in 1999 as a result of the murder of Rita Hester, a young African American transgender woman.

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