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Interfaith Transgender Day of Remembrance Service

Sunday, November 20, 2022 26 Cheshvan 5783

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMTBE & YouTube

6:00 - 7:00 pm Community Resource Fair
7:00 - 8:00 pm Interfaith Service

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. We gather to remember, and we will continue to gather until we are all accepted for just being us, human beings. The Temple Beth El community shares this solemn day of remembrance with many interfaith partners and is proud to be the host congregation for this event this year. 

Transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith started this tradition in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who had been killed the previous year. It became an annual tradition to honor all transgender people who lost their lives to violence because of who they were. 

Please review TBE’s in-person guidelines before attending this event in person. 

To view this event on livestream, go to YouTube at

Co-sponsored by:  

  • Briarpatch Youth Services (Teens Like Us Program)
  • Circle Sanctuary
  • Congregation Shaarei Shamayim
  • Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • First Baptist Church of Madison
  • Holy Wisdom Monastery
  • Lake Edge UCC
  • League of Women Voters of Dane County
  • Memorial United Church of Christ
  • Middleton Community Church UCC
  • Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
  • Pres House (Queerly Beloved; FACETS)
  • PHA
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • St. Mark's Lutheran Church
  • Temple Beth El
  • Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
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