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Susan:
Transgender deaths illuminated
By Anthony Pesce a DAILY BRUIN CONTRIBUTOR
apesce@media.ucla.edu © 2005 ASUCLA Student Media

Twenty-eight <transgender> men and women are known
to have died in the past year as a result of hate crimes. Monday night, students gathered
in De Neve Plaza as part of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance in an effort
to commemorate their deaths.

This year marks the seventh annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, but Monday's
candlelight vigil and march were the first time events commemorating the day were held
at UCLA.

Over the last decade, more than one person per month has died because of transgender-
based hate or prejudice, according to the Transgender Day of Remembrance's
official Web site.... [Read More]

Cassandra:
Thanks for posting this Susan. I'm afraid I'm in tears all over again. We should never forget our brothers and sisters who have died at the hand of haters.  :'(

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