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Transgender Day of Remembrance

  • Date: 11/20/2019 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM  

2017 was a historical year for the City of Palm Springs, as Transgender Community Coalition donated the first Transgender Day of Remembrance Memorial Cenotaph in memory of those transgender people that have been murdered and committed suicide due to a world that is not understanding nor accepting. This statue is the first of its kind and we thank everyone who participated in this inspiring event, showing your support for the transgender community.

The Cenotaph is on display in the front lobby of the Palm Springs City Hall.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith when she held a vigil for Rita Hester, a transgender woman that was murdered. It has become a global event to address the violence and oppression against this community. It is a time when the community that supports LGBTQ+ equality comes forward with their direct support to end violence against the transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary communities.


Your funds directly support Transgender Community Coalition’s goal to end economic disparity, homelessness, violence, healthcare discrimination and lack of access. We educate about HIV, PrEP and PEP, provide linkage to healthcare and life-saving medications, educational materials, youth empowerment, suicide prevention, policy reform, homelessness, housing rights and public accommodations. This highly-recognized event in the transgender community works as a means to connect to the transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming and non-binary community for linkage to care listed above and more.

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