This Friday, November 20, is Transgender Day of Awareness, a global event whose goal is to raise visibility for transgender people and address issues the community faces.
The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network is hosting a special event to honor the lives of 34 transgender individuals murdered in the United States in 2020, the most recorded in a single year so far, according to the Human Rights Campaign, as well as the memory of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina trans woman killed by New Bedford native and U.S. Marine Scott Pemberton in 2014.
The candlelight vigil, which will take place on the steps of the New Bedford Public Library, will begin on Friday night at 7 pm on Fri., 11/20. It will feature prominent speakers from the South Coast in the areas of transgender healthcare and legal rights. Although the vigil is not open to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions, The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network invites everyone to join a livestream of the event on our Facebook page:
In addition, The Network has partnered with PJ Raval (he), the internationally acclaimed director/ producer of CALL HER GANDA, an award-winning documentary about the murder of Jennifer Laude, to offer three days of free access to his movie this coming Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Visit facebook.com/ sclgbtqnetwork to stay up to date on this week’s Transgender Day of Remembrance activities.
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