WeHo’s Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony To Memorialize Lives Lost to Anti-Trans Violence

As part of Transgender Awareness Month in November, the City of West Hollywood hosts a Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony. 

This year, Transgender Day of Remembrance will be hosted via the Zoom platform, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In anticipation of the City’s virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony, which will take place on Friday, November 20, 2020, the City is inviting community members to take part in a Reading of Names to memorialize people who have been murdered as a result of anti-transgender violence.

Community members who are interested in volunteering in the traditional Reading of Names will be asked to recite the name of at least one person and share brief biographical details of that person memorialized, along with the circumstances surrounding their murder.

Community members who are interested in participating as name readers will be provided additional production-related details upon being selected to be part of the names reading portion of the event. As there are a limited number of names, capacity for participation is limited and not all volunteer requests will be able to be fulfilled.

Community members interested in taking part of this event should contact Hernán Molina, the City of West Hollywood’s Governmental Affairs Liaison, at hmolina@weho.org.

Details about Transgender Awareness Month activities and about the Transgender Day of Remembrance event will be available on the City’s calendar at www.weho.org/calendar, when available.