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TDOR 2020

Transgender Day of Remembrance Observances & Events

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester, a Black transgender woman, in Allston, Mass.

There’s Still Hope

Local Organization Helps Charlotte’s Homeless Population During Pandemic

After a Charlotte, N.C. hotel shut down in May, some members of the LGBTQ community were left with limited options. The hotel has been in a legal battle with residents over the evictions since April. Deshon Medley, who identifies as gay, was one of those people facing homelessness.

Civil Commitments Top 6K

Beyond the Carolinas

The Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law reported that there are more than 6,300 sex offenders detained in state and federal civil commitment programs in the U.S.. Results from states for which data were obtained show disparities in how the laws are applied.

Trial, Terror and Treatment

Queers in the Holocaust

Stories have been written and films have portrayed what the life looked like of someone who was a marginalized community individual during the days of Nazi control. But those of queer survivors and the way in which they were treated have been difficult to retell for reasons known and unknown.