SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee issued a statement on Monday, November 20 to commemorating the 15th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
“Today we remember those who have tragically died because of hatred and intolerance. We remember those lives in the transgender community who might otherwise be forgotten, but we will never forget them. While much progress has been made in the last decade to advance transgender rights, anti-transgender community around the world.
In San Francisco we continue to make landmark progress to ensure equal rights and access to quality education, healthcare and employment for the transgender community. We remind all San Franciscans that transgender people are our family, our colleagues and our friends. We recommit ourselves to ensure that no one is subjected to violence, discriminate or hatred simply because of one’s gender identity. No one should be denied the basic rights that ensure their safety in our City.”
By LaDale Anderson