Today is Transgender Remembrance Day in which we honor the memories of the transgender and gender-nonconforming individuals whose lives were lost so far this year.
Both President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris marked the day with statements of support to the trans community.
Said Biden: “On Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor their lives — and recommit to the work that remains to ensure that every transgender and gender-nonconforming person in America has the opportunity to live authentically, earn a living wage, and be treated with dignity and respect in their communities and workplaces. Transgender rights are human rights. To transgender and gender-nonconforming people across America and around the world: from the moment I am sworn in as president of the United States, know that my administration will see you, listen to you, and fight for not only your safety but also the dignity and justice you have been denied.”
Said Harris: “On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memory of the at least 37 transgender or gender-nonconforming people killed this year—the majority of whom were Black and Latinx transgender women. Today and every day we must recommit to ending this epidemic.”
Gosh, this administration can’t come fast enough….
At least 37 transgender and gender-nonconforming people have been killed this year, most of them Black and Brown transgender women. It’s intolerable. This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor their lives—and recommit to the work that remains to end this epidemic of violence.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) November 20, 2020
On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the memory of the at least 37 transgender or gender-nonconforming people killed this year—the majority of whom were Black and Latinx transgender women.— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 20, 2020
Today and every day we must recommit to ending this epidemic. #TDOR
Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance, Madam Speaker mourned and paid tribute to transgender Americans who suffered and died for living their truth as she found hope and inspiration in the record number of transgender candidates who won their races in our recent elections. #TDOR pic.twitter.com/rlwdhtiCxs— #DontMessWithNancy 💪💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿 (@FriendsofNancyP) November 20, 2020
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. #TDOR2020 #TDOR https://t.co/2XYC8NIoxt— GLAAD (@glaad) November 20, 2020