Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Held in Duluth

Posted at: 11/20/2012 11:07 PM
By: Zach Hammer

On the corner of Lake Ave. And Superior St., a silent vigil was held in Duluth Tuesday afternoon in honor of those who have lost their lives due to their gender identity

It was held in conjunction with the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The Day of Remembrance started in 1998, after the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender person. Her murder case remains unsolved.

Organizers say that violence is still an issue that transgender people deal with in the Northland.

"Violence, and homelessness, and all of those things are a very important issue for a lot of us," said Nathalie Crowley of the Lake Superior Transgender Groups.

The vigil was put on by Together for Youth, a local LGBT youth group, along with the Lake Superior Transgender G