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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov 9, 2012 10:15 AM

CONTACTS:
Jen Jones, Communications Director, Equality NC
(919) 260-5906
jen@equalitync.org

Chris Sgro, Executive Director, Equality NC
(919) 829-0343 ext. 111
csgro@equalitync.org

Equality NC and North Carolinians Statewide Commemorate the Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2012

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To learn more visit www.facebook.com/TransInitiative.

Every year at the end of November, communities around the world come together to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance—a day dedicated to honoring transgender individuals who have lost their lives to acts of violence over the past year. This year, Equality NC will join North Carolinians statewide by hosting events to commemorate this day, mourn those who are no longer with us, and recommit to our collective pledge to never stop fighting for Equality.

Please join us for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 20. CLICK HERE to learn more and spread the word.

Raleigh: Equality North Carolina’s Transgender Task Force recognize Transgender Day of Remembrance. State Capitol Building (corner of Fayetteville St. and Morgan St.). 5:30 p.m. Free. Learn more on Facebook.

Also in Raleigh:

NCSU "Die-In." Watch a TDOR flash mob commemorating those we've lost (the brickyard on NCSU campus.) 12:15 p.m. Free. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

Transgender Initiative's Memorial Reception. Following the Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil (from The Capitol) please join us as we march back to the LGBT Center of Raleigh (411 Hillsborough St.) for light refreshments and memorial activities. 7 p.m. Free. Learn more on Facebook.

This year, the Transgender Day of Remembrance goes statewide with commemorative events, including:

Asheville: Just Us for All will be holding a memorial event to honor those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Asheville Civic Center (87 Haywood Street Asheville, NC 28801.) 6:30 p.m. Free. Click here to RSVP via Facebook.

Boone: Appalachian State University will host on-campus Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial events from Plemmons Student Union in Whitewater Cafe (221 College Street.) 7 p.m. Free.

Charlotte: The Charlotte Gender Alliance hosts their annual Transgender Day of Remembrance gathering and ceremony with special speakers, a candle light vigil and community fellowship (Lesbian & Gay Community Center of Charlotte 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11.) November 17, at 6 p.m. Free. Click here to learn more.

Greensboro: Triad Gender Association hosts a candlelight vigil, including speakers Tia Chanella, Former Miss TransCarolina/Transgender of the year, and Janice Covington, North Carolina’s first Transgender Delegate to the DNC (College Park Baptist Church, 1601 Walker Avenue.) 7 p.m. Free.


Equality NC is a statewide organization working to secure equal rights and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North Carolinians.

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