We hope that you will visit one of our meetings, whether you are a parent, family member, or friend of a GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender) person, or a GLBT person yourself. We believe that you will find a group of caring people who want to understand where you are and perhaps where you are trying to go in your life.
Our group is made up of parents, family, and friends, as well as GLBT folks themselves. It is a wonderful, supportive mixture of people who learn from each other about their lives.
Come and join us!
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Approximately 350 people gathered at Richmond's Byrd Theater to attend the 2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) service. This annual observance, held each year on November 20, honors the memory of transgender individuals whose lives were lost during the previous year. It was started by advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.
The event was almost entirely organized by members of the transgender community. The large turnout and prominent venue created a powerful event and spoke to the increasing visibility of transgender people in society. Many of the speakers noted that progress has been made, but stressed the need for education as a way to win greater acceptance.
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