Statement from the National LGBTQ Task Force on Transgender Day of Remembrance

WASHINGTON, DC, November 20, 2014 —The National LGBTQ Task Force has released the following statement in observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance:

“Today many fond memories will come to mind for millions in our community and our allies, of that trans friend, or trans family member, or cherished trans colleague who had the courage to bring their entire self to life. Undoubtedly our community and our nation have been enriched by the collective contributions of the folks we remember today. We can honor their lives by intensifying the fight for a nation free from hate-motivated violence and the murder of people for simply being themselves — and for a world where everyone can experience true freedom, justice and equality without any unnecessary barriers.”

–Rev. Darlene Nipper, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force

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