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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.

--Gwendolyn Ann Smith, founder

Normally TDoR is observed on November 20, but I am a worker.

The list is lengthy, as it seems to be every year.  And this list is incomplete.  I'd estimate that it represents about a quarter of those gender-variant people who were killed for being differently gendered since last November.  Transgender Europe will release a more complete number, for the calendar year of 2013, in the future.

We matter!

We shall strive not to forget.

If the name is linked, that means I covered the death with a diary this past year.

Fernanda Queiroz, beaten to death, (multiple blows to the head), body burned, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, November 21, 2012
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Yeison Ramirez Acosta, 22, multiple stab wounds to the face, chest, and abdomen, December, 2012   
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Dicky Othman, 52, hands and legs bound, and her mouth stuffed with a piece of cloth, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 4, 2012   
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Renato Espinosa Reyes, 23, multiple gunshot wounds, Toluca, Mexico, December 5, 2012   
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Gunce Hatun, stabbed in the chest, Beylikdüzü, Istanbul,Turkey, December 12, 2012
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Camila, beheaded and burned with partner in their home, Novo Gama, Goiás, Brazil, December 24, 2012   
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Dalvalei José Alves Pereira, 37, beheaded and burned with trans partner in their home, Novo Gama, Goiás, Brazil, December 24, 2012
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Evon Young, 22, tied up, beaten with fists and other objects, choked with a chain, had a bag taped over his head, shot, set on fire, and discarded into a dumpster, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, January 2, 2013

Nicole Galisteu, Gunshot, Santa Cândida, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, January 8, 2013   
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Daniel Mendoza Ricardo Macias, 23, multiple stab wounds, Montemorelos, Nuevo León, Mexico, January 9, 2013   
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“Tiffany” Wesley Holder, 19, multiple stab wounds, Georgetown, Guyana, January 11, 2013   
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unknown woman, stoned, stabbed in the neck with a broken bottle, Jaboatão Guararapes, Pernambuco, Brazil, January 24, 2013   
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Karen, multiple stab wounds, beheaded, Zimatlán de Alvarez, Oaxaca, Mexico, January 28, 2013   
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Naomi Estrada, 19, two gunshots to the head and chest, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, February 1, 2013   
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Palmira Garcia,     37, partially scalped, signs of torture, laceration to face, Las Marvales, Venezuela, February 5, 2013
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Mônica Lewinski, 38, gunshot wound to the head, Curitiba, Paraná , Brazil, February 8, 2013   
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Joelma, gunshot, Altos, Piauí, Brazil, February 9, 2013
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unidentified woman, seven stab wounds, Gravataí, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, February 24, 2013   
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unidentified woman, multiple gunshot wounds, Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, February 24, 2013   
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Stephanie, beaten and strangled to death, Embu das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil, March 3, 2013   
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Adán Amilcar Iglesias, four gunshot wounds to the head, El Carmen, Honduras, March 4, 2013   
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Cemia “CeCe” Dove, 23, multiple stab wounds, tied with a rope to a block of concrete and thrown in pond, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, March 27, 2013
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Kelly Young, gunshot, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, April 3, 2013   
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Ashley Sinclair, gunshot in the head, Orlando, Florida, USA, April 11, 2013   
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Angel Francisco Martinez Gonzalez, beaten and shot in the head, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, April 11, 2013   
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Rosa Fernando Domingues, 36, stabbed to death, knife wounds to left eye, neck, and shoulder, São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil, May 11, 2013   
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unidentified woman, bullet to head and leg, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, May 11, 2013   
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Jorge Luciano Soares De Oliveira, 38, blow to the head, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, May 12, 2013   
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Fábio da Conceição Machado, 26, stoning, Mumbuca, Mateiros, Tocantins, Brazil, May 15, 2013   
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Ronald Feitosa Souza, 26, beaten to death, severe head injuries, Mato Grosso, Brazil, May 23, 2013   
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Fatima Woods, 53, stabbed twice in the torso, Rochester, New York, USA, May 30, 2013
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Unidentified child, 13, hanging, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, June 8, 2013
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Otávio Nascimento Valadares, 20, Gunshot wound to the head, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, June 12, 2013   
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unidentified woman, Gunshot wound to the head, Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil, June 25, 2013   
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unidentified woman, found floating in a gully underneath a bridge, Houston, Texas, USA, July 7, 2013
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Dora Oezer, 24, stabbed to death, Kuşadası, Turkey, July 9, 2013   
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Jock Maurice (Valarie) McKinney, a single gunshot wound to the lower body, Shreveport,Louisiana, USA, July 12, 2013   
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Diamond Williams, 31, dismembered, and body parts thrown in a field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, July 14, 2013   
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Natália Sotero, 20, gunshots, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, July 17, 2013
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Rafael da Silva Tavares, 21, 6 gunshots, Baixada Fluminense, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 19, 2013   
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Dwayne Jones, 16, beaten, stabbed, shot & run over by a car, Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 22, 2013   
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Mylene, blugeoned to death with a hammer, Limoges, France, July 24, 2013
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Gaye, strangulation, Istanbul, Turkey, July 29, 2013
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Valeria, 30, beaten to death with sticks, Conceição do Lago-Açu, Maranhão, Brazil, August 1, 2013   
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Unknown woman, stoned, skull crushed, Téofilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 11, 2013   
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Islan Nettles, also here, 21, blunt force trauma, Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, August 17, 2013
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Joales dos Santos, 22, gunshot at close range to left breast, Parnaíba, Piauí, Brazil, August 18, 2013   
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 photo newburn_zpsbc6977d1.jpgDomonique Newburn, multiple stab wounds, Fontana, California, USA, August 20, 2013   
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Wagner Paula Rodrigues, 42, stoning, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 24, 2013   
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Unidentified woman, severe head injuries, body thrown under a truck, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, August 28, 2013   
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Artegus Konyale Madden, 34, gunshot wound to the neck, Savannah, Texas, USA, September 1, 2013   
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Terry Golston, 50, gunshot, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, September 6, 2013
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Melony Smith, 28, beaten to death, Baldwin Park, California, USA, September 9, 2013   
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“Maiara” Castro Da Silva, 23, unknown, body dumped, in advanced state of decomposition, Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil, September 10, 2013   
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Unknown woman, 18, gunshot, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, September 11, 2013
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Hilary Molina Mendiola, 35, thrown naked from a bridge, Mexico City, Mexico, September 22, 2013   
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unidentified woman, 19, four gunshot wounds, Santa Rita, Paraíba, Brazil, September 24, 2013   
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Eyricka Morgan, 26, stabbing, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, September 24, 2013   
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Brunete Nascimento Chagas, 22, head trauma, beaten to death with sticks, Marituba, Pará, Brazil, October 6, 2013   
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Natascha, 27, gunshot wound, Várzea Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil, October 10, 2013
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S. Athiswaran, 31, Multiple stab wounds, hands and legs were tied with a string, face was also covered with plastic, Bagan Ajam, Penang, Malaysia, October 13, 2013
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unidentified woman, strangled, body dumped in a pasture, Sertanópolis, Paraná, Brazil, October 14, 2013   
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unidentified woman, stabbed in the neck, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, October 18, 2913   
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unidentified woman, gunshot wound, Parnamirim, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, October 23, 2013
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unidentified woman, gunshot wound to the head and chest, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil, October 25, 2013   
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unidentified woman, body found in trash bin, Detroit, Michigan, USA, November 8, 2013
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Amari White, 22, multiple gunshot wounds, Richmond, Virginia, USA, November 9, 2013   
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In Topeka Equality House was given a make-over for TDoR, repainted the colors of the transgender flag.  It will be back to its rainbow-colored self in a couple of weeks.

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Originally posted to TransAction on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Invisible People, Voices on the Square, LGBT Kos Community, and LGBT Rights are Human Rights.

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