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20

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Transgender Day of Rememberance

Transgender Day of Rememberance

The West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board is hosting the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The event will include a reception, various speakers, performers, and a memorial name reading.

The event is being held TONIGHT at Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd at: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is set aside to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder–like most anti-transgender murder cases—is still unsolved.

Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. It also gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who have died by anti-transgender violence.

Please come out in solidarity and support our fellow trans brothers and sisters!

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The Jordan Rustin Coalition will be testing a persuasion canvassing outreach to African-American voters in LA County using paid door to door canvassers. Canvassers will engage voters in persuasive conversation on marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples and record results to used as the data source for this research driven field experiment.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the Canvass Consultant please click here for the submission guidelines:

JRC Canvass Position

The Deadline is November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm.

Please e-mail your your proposals to:  Milton@jordanrustin.org

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It’s time that we talk about OUR Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered history in LA!!!

The Barbara Jordan/ Bayard Rustin Coalition is asking that you COME OUT and talk about our rich LGBT history in Los Angeles. Many activist like Bayard Rustin have lived in our city and we would like to hear YOUR STORIES!

Bayard Rustin

We will be meeting, Friday, November 19th at The Nate Holden Preforming Arts Center at 7:00 pm
4718 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

If you have any articles, portraits, news clippings, or oral stories please bring them so that we may take an online archive of it.

We will be having a discussion about post mid-term elections and our next steps.  As well, a light dinner will be served!

We can’t wait to see you on Friday to share our history together!

FIGHTING for Black LGBT equality

JRC is a civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black same-gender loving, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families in Greater Los Angeles, to promote fair treatment of everyone without regard to race, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

www.jordanrustin.org

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