Today is the 11th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, when we remember those in our community who have been killed through violence, hatred and prejudice.
Today is 'Transgender Day of Remembrance'
According to the website www.transgender.org more than 117 transgendered people have been murdered this year - a truly devastating number.
Events are planned around the world to mark their passing and several events are planned here in Chicago:
- tonight at the Center on Halsted SAGE will screen the film 'Flawless' starring Robert De Niro and Philip Seymour Hoffman at 6:30
- Saturday the Center on Halsted will host the 5th Annual Night of Fallen Stars to celebrate Chicago's transgender community with music, poetry and special guest Jaila Simms who is the first transgendered person to win an MTV reality TV program 'Making His Band' I had a chance to talk with Jaila before the show aired, you can check out that interview here