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Transgender Day of Remembrance honors hate crime victims

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The transgender community faces a number of challenges. In most states there are few legal protections afforded to people who are trans, who frequently have to live with discrimination. And high rates of violence against the community led to the creation of awareness events like the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes victims of hate crimes. Transgender Day or Remembrance, or TDOR for short, was started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, an activist in San Francisco, in 1999 after the brutal, unsolved murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Mass., the previous year.