International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Founded in 1988 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender graphic designer and activist to memorialize the death of Rita Hester, this day of remembrance has
grown to be observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries. In honor of this year's Transgender Day of Rememberance, the Office of Student Life's Mosaic Center and the Women's Center will be commemorating those who have been affected by transgender violence with a myUMBC discussion post, sharing stories of friends and family members that have been lost because of transgender-targeted violence and victimization.
If you would like to commemorate any transgender individual in your life, feel free to post your thoughts and memories. In addition, please take the time to both view, and respond, with respect the stories posted by others.