DNC Statement on Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20, 2021
|DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance:
“This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we honor the lives lost due to anti-trans violence and hatred in what has already become the deadliest year on record for the transgender and gender non-conforming community, particularly transgender women of color.
“Each and every life lost represents a family broken, a friend forever changed, or a community in mourning. Earlier this year, President Biden established a first-of-its-kind, White House-led interagency working group to address the epidemic of violence facing transgender and gender non-conforming people. The work of this task force will be critical for creating a safer future for the transgender community.
“Today, we mourn the lives lost due to senseless violence. Tomorrow, we reaffirm and rededicate ourselves to enacting the change necessary to create a future where no one is forced to hide or live in fear.”