November 20: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Today the Legacy Project commemorates National Transgender Day of Remembrance in memory of all those who have fallen victim to the epidemic of violence against Trans people, especially Trans women of color. Brutal murders, ill-conceived “bathroom laws”, the ongoing disrespect of Trans service members, and the current U.S. president’s stated goal to erase the very existence of all Trans people are proof that none of us is safe so long as any of us must still fight for survival. Throughout the day we will be featuring Trans heroes whose courage and accomplishments, in spite of incredible odds, are both a source of pride and a beacon of hope.
We will begin with MARSHA P. JOHNSON, whose miraculous, buoyant life ended in a violent, mysterious death 25 years ago. Her bronze memorial on the Legacy Walk can be found in front of Center on Halsted at 3656 N. Halsted. For more information about #MarshaPJohnson please check out https://legacyprojectchicago.org/person/marsha-p-johnson.