Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on November 20, is a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia (the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people) and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who is a graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on November 20, and it has slowly evolved from the web-based project started by Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries.
More than 15 districts of Karnataka observed TDoR on this day and remember the many lost lives due to transphobia in our society. Bangalore LGBT community too came together at Town hall to commemorate this day for lost lives of the community to trans phobia. More than 40 people participated in the event, with candles to show solidarity to lost lives. Here are a few pics of the same.