More than 100 gathered Sunday evening at the Cathedral of Hope to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Dallas City Councilwoman Delia Jasso presented a city declaration marking the day as Transgender Day of Remembrance in Dallas, and Black Trans Men Inc. founder Carter Davis was the featured speaker. Euless eighth-grader Hannah Walter spoke about why she is an ally.
Mosaic Song, a small chorus from Resounding Harmony, performed several times during the service.
The reading of names included 39 transgender people brutally murdered during the previous 12 months including Janette Tovar of Dallas. Tovar’s was the only death marked as having an arrest made in the murder.
A rose was placed in a basket at the front of the church for each name read.
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