LIHSA GSA Tribute to Transgender Lives lost
Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year.
2021 marks the deadliest year recorded with at least 43 transgender people, most of them Black or Latinx, killed.
This week, LIHSA Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) members took a moment each to speak for each of these voices who have been silenced, and to share their names and stories with the LIHSA community.
By SAYING THE NAMES of the 43 souls lost this year, they hope to advance advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.
Samuel Edmund Damián Valentín,
Bianca “Muffin” Bankz
Jeffrey “JJ” Bright
Diamond Kyree Sanders
Danika “Danny” Henson
Oliver “Ollie” Taylor
Kiér Laprí Kartier
Royal Poetical Starz
Zoella “Zoey” Rose Martinez
Rest in Peace