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November 20, 2011 Comments Off on Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance…here are 5 pioneers and one victim of violence. Views: 1595 Trans* Events

Today is the Trans Day of Remembrance…here are 5 pioneers and one victim of violence.

Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) Arguably the most famous trans person in the world for much of the 20th Century, Ms Jorgensen made international headlines with her gender reassignment in the 1950's.

From Wikipedia: "Jan Morris CBE (b. 2 October 1926, Clevedon, Somerset, England) is a Welsh nationalist, historian, author and travel writer."

Wendy Carlos (born November 14, 1939) is an American composer and electronic musician best known for the soundtracks to Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" and "The Shining" and the sci-fi classic, "Tron".

From Wikipedia: "Willmer "Little Ax" M. Broadnax, (December 28, 1916 – 1994) also known as "Little Axe," "Wilbur," "Willie," and "Wilmer," was an African-American hard gospel quartet singer."

Sylvia Rae Rivera (2 July 1951–19 February 2002) was an American transgender activist and participant in the first Stonewall Riot.

Pictured on the right, Brandon Teena (December 12, 1972 – December 31, 1993) was an American trans man who was raped and murdered in Humboldt, Nebraska and the subject of the Oscar winning film, "Boys Don't Cry".


To honor all those who came before, a ceremony will be held today between 5pm and 7pm at Cal Anderson Park that will include a Candlelight vigil, name readings and speakers.

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