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MTPC Announces Trans Day of Remembrance

Sunday, November 18, 2007
Massachusetts Transgender Town Hall Meeting
and Boston's Transgender Day of Remembrance Community Event
Both events are being held at the Arlington Street Church, 351 Boylston Street, Boston, MA Town Hall Meeting from 3p-5p, Transgender Day of Remembrance Community Event from 7p-9p

Transgender Town Hall Meeting
Each year the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) holds a Town Hall meeting to inform the community about the work of MTPC and the state of transgender rights in Massachusetts and at the Federal level. This year MTPC will be giving an update on the status of the Massachusetts statewide bill - HB 1722, "An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes" with speakers from MTPC, LGBT Coalition Partners, and other political leaders. MTPC will also be providing training and information on how to reach out and educate legislators about HB 1722 and the issues transgender people face in Massachusetts. We will also be talking about other policy issues that affect transgender people in Massachusetts and giving updates on pending LGBT Federal legislation. MTPC particularly encourage those who want to learn more about Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and/or HB 1722 to attend the Town Hall Meeting.

Boston's Transgender Day of Remembrance
A heartfelt tribute to the losses and solidarity of our community. Charito Suarez, from TransCend, will be hosting the event and many voices will be paying tribute through music and words about the members of the Transgender community we have lost over the years from violence. Included will be information about the stone placed this past fall in the Garden of Peace, a memorial commemorating victims of homicide, honoring Debra Forte, a Haverhill transgender women murdered in 1995. Co-sponsors of Boston's Transgender Day of Remembrance are TransCend, a program of Cambridge Cares About AIDS, Keshet, BAGLY, GLSEN Boston, and MTPC.

Both events are free, open to everyone, and limited video/photo policy will be in place. For more information visit If your organization would like to become a sponsor of TDOR or you would like to volunteer helping to organize the event contact Nancy at If your organization would like to sponsor the Town Hall meeting or you are member of the press contact Gunner

Saturday, November 17th, 2007
Springfield's Transgender Day of Remembrance
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Outreach/Health Fair Day
To promote Testing and Counseling for HIV, Hepatitis & STD's within
the GLBT communities and Allies

A candlelight vigil will follow from 5 - 7:00 PM
hosted by UNITY of Pioneer Valley
Blue Moon Coffee Roasters
715 Sumner Ave, Springfield
FREE Music, Food, Information, Activities
This event is co-sponsored by: Baystate Medical Center, The Massachusetts
Department of Public Health, UNITY of Pioneer Valley and The Blue Moon
Coffee Roasters.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Worcester Transgender Day of Remembrance
6:00pm-8:00pm at 85 Green Street, Worcester, MA 01604
At least one transgender person is killed every month worldwide.
Please join AIDS Project Worcester in raising awareness about anti-
trans violence and ways we can make our city and world safe.

Worcester Transgender Day or Remembrance 2007 will have free dinner,
annual reading of the names, annual candle lighting ceremony, and a
keynote speaker. Contact Joan Anderson at 508-755-3773 or for more information.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
The Pioneer Valley Transgender Day of Remembrance
7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse in Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St. Amherst. A community gathering honoring and remembering Transgender victims of violence. For more information email or call the Stonewall Center:, 413-545-4826. Co-sponsored by Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Please forward widely and visit the transgender calendar on MTPC, for other events. Trans Day of Remembrance on FACEBOOK.

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