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Transgender Day of Remembrance event Nov. 20

The national Transgender Day of Remembrance ( TDOR ) is Wed., Nov. 20.

In Chicago, one event will be held at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., 6:30-8 p.m.

There will be a reception and welcome address with light food and refreshments, a reading of names, videos and performances by several prominent members of the trans community. This free event is open to the public.

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A week before the event, Center on Halsted will tie purple ribbons in the trees outside its building to commemorate the lives of trans* community members who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

Howard Brown Health Center, Broadway Youth Center, Chicago Women's AIDS Project, Chicago House Trans Life Center and Center on Halsted are jointly hosting the event.

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