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Transgender Day of Remembrance Interfaith Service

Monday, November 20, 2023 7 Kislev 5784

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMFitchburg Memorial United Church of Christ, 5705 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711 & YouTube

6:00 - 7:00 pm Interfaith Service also streamed to YouTube.
7:00 - 8:00 pm Fellowship and Community Resource Fair in person only

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. Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg 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.

For more information and to RSVP, see the Facebook event

Co-sponsors (list in progress)

  • Beth Israel Center
  • Bethany United Methodist Church
  • Christ Presbyterian Church
  • Circle Sanctuary
  • Common Grace
  • Congregation Shaarei Shamayim
  • El-Tawhid Juma Circle
  • First Baptist Church of Madison
  • Fitchburg Memorial United Church of Christ
  • Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
  • Grace Episcopal Church
  • Jewish Social Services of Madison
  • JustDane
  • Lakeview and Glenwood Moravian
  • League of Women Voters of Dane County
  • Madison Christian Community
  • Madison Insight Meditation Group
  • Middleton Community Church
  • Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
  • PFLAG Madison
  • Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
  • Pres House
  • St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Temple Beth El
  • The Crossing Campus Ministry
  • Trans Law Help Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Council of Churches
  • Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
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