SF march observes trans remembrance day

  • by BAR staff
  • Tuesday November 22, 2022
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Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter

Transgender people and their allies marched in San Francisco Sunday, November 20, in observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance. A rally outside City Hall preceded the march, which went to La Cocina in the Tenderloin for a program honoring trans people lost to violence in the last year. This year also marked the first time for an official state proclamation declaring the day as Transgender Remembrance Day after Governor Gavin Newsom in June signed Assembly Bill 1741, authored by gay Assemblymember Evan Low (D-Campbell). It adds California to the list of states that annually proclaim November 20 as Transgender Day of Remembrance. The law requires the governor to officially recognize the date each year as a day of special remembrance in the Golden State. Since Newsom was out of state on Sunday, Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis issued the proclamation in her capacity as acting governor.

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