“Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exis t is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.” –Transgender Day of Remembrance founder
Gwendolyn Ann Smith
On November 12th, The Church of the Palms will be holding a Transgender Day of Remembrance event at 3:00 p.m., followed by refreshments in the narthex. We will have two transgender speakers with us to share their experiences in relationship with family, and the community at large. There will also be music and a reading of names of those who have lost their lives.
The Church of the Palms has a number of members and attendees who are parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, family and friends who are transgender. We wish to support our members in growth and understanding, as we support the transgender community in any way we can. Please join us on November 12th, at 3:00 p.m. as we pay our respects, and share our love, and extend open arms.