Community members will gather in somber reflection at several events scheduled across the state tonight to commemorate International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The international day is meant to mark the loss of transgender community members who have lost their lives to violence. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs has tracked at least eight other deaths in the U.S. this year — four in June alone. And organizers of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance have tracked far more outside of the U.S.; they list a total of more than 60 deaths across the globe. See our feature report for more details on the events and incidents this year.

Charlotte

Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Time Out Youth Center
2320-A N. Davidson St.
Vigil and community remembrance event
Event info

Durham

Nov. 20, 6-10 p.m.
CCB Plaza
115 Market St.
Vigil followed by fundraising benefitting transgender programming at the LGBTQ Center of Durham and LGBT Center of Raleigh.
Event info

Greensboro

Nov. 20, 7-8 p.m.
Tree of Life Counseling
1821 Lendew St.
Candlelight vigil and community remembrance event

Hickory

Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Grace Chapel
Lenior Rhyne University
625 7th Ave. NE
Interfaith service with guest speaker the Rev. Debra Hopkins.
Event info

Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.