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Transgender Awareness Week kicks off in Tallahassee

Posted at 12:30 AM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 00:35:33-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Monday kicks off Transgender Awareness Week in Tallahassee, and Capital Tea, a non-profit that advocates for transgender men and women, will be visible all week.

The group set up a memorial Sunday to pay tribute to the transgender men and women killed across the country.

Capital Tea said that they hope everyone who participates in Transgender Awareness Week can have a deeper understanding of the struggles transgender men and women face daily.

"It's bringing awareness to all these little intersections that cause people like her and I to be found dead in rivers and ditches," said organizer Aline Oxum.

Capital Tea will be hosting a discussion tomorrow at 5:30 about the experiences of trans-women of color.