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Organizations gather in Tallahassee for International Transgender Remembrance Day

Organizations gather in Tallahassee for International Transgender Remembrance Day
Organizations gather in Tallahassee for International Transgender Remembrance Day
Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 16:34:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tuesday marked the 19th observance of International Transgender Remembrance Day, honoring all those in the transgender community who have been killed in transphobic acts of violence.

Tuesday afternoon, many organizations gathered at the Capital to memorialize all transgender victims. 

At least 22 transgender people have been killed this year in the U.S., according to the Human Rights Campaign.  

Most of those victims were women of color, including five black transgender women from Florida. 

"We need an end to the senseless murders of transwomen in this country, we need an end to this bloodshed, we need an end," said Cea Moline, who spoke at the event. 

Members of the Equality Florida's TransAction Network and friends and family had a message, to spread love and demand equality. 

"Let us mourn the lives that have been taken across the world that have been tragically taken, but let us also be galvanized as a community that we will be visible, that will live our truth and we will continue our fight for social justice  and equality, free from hate and free from discrimination," said Gina Duncan, Director of Equality for Florida's TransAction Network.  

Memorials are taking place all over Florida and the world. For a full list click here