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Thursday, November 23, 2017

(OUTview NW) Transgender Day of Remembrance at Seattle City Hall!

by MK Scott -

Seattle's annual Transgender Day of Remembrance took place on Monday, November 20, at the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall. Seattle City Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez was on hand to greet everyone in attendance. Seattle Trans activist Mac McGregor hosted the somber event that also welcomed Jaime Deer, a Transgender officer at the King County Sheriff's Department. Aleksa Manila was on hand to help read the names and tell stories of people who were murdered in 2017 because they were Transgender. At the end of the evening Diverse Harmony sang Sting's 'Fields of Gold' as the pictures and names were once again featured on the screen:

Candace Towns, 30
Stephanie Montez, 47
Ally Lee Steinfeld, 17
Derricka Banner, 26
Kashmire Redd, 28
Kiwi Herring, 30
Gwynevere River Song, 26
TeeTee Dangerfield, 32
Ebony Morgan, 28
Ava Le'Ray Barrin, 17
Josie Berrios (also known as Kendra Adams and Kimbella Rosé), 28
Kenne McFadden, 27
Sherrell Faulkner, 46
Brenda Bostick, 59
Chay Reed, 28
Alphonza Watson, 38
Jaquarrius Holland, 18
Ciara McElveen, 21
Chyna Gibson, 31
Keke Collier, 24
JoJo Striker, 23
Mesha Caldwell, 41
Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, 28
Scout Schultz, 21
Sean Hake, 23

Photos by MK Scott.
Listing courtesy of Official Pride ASIA. 

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