Hey, prepare to remember—-and fast! Today is Transgender Remembrance Day, according to the National Black Justice Coalition. According to NBJC, a local black GLBT organization:

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder—-like most anti-transgender murder cases—-has yet to be solved.

Information on the Washington, D.C. event, after the jump.

The District’s annual observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance will take place Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 PM at the Metropolitan Community Church, 474 Ridge Street. Please join us as we remember members of the trasngender community lost to violence as well as other victims of local DC attacks and hate crimes.

Contact: (202) 904-9969 for more information, to donate, or to volunteer.