Black Transmen led a rally at the monument at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs on Friday, Nov. 20 to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance. Speakers expanded the focus to the more than a dozen attacks in Oak Lawn over the past two months. Those remarks were aimed at police, who were assigned to the rally, demanding more protection in the neighborhood.

Activist Cd Kirven passed out targets that demonstrators wore to symbolize how trans people feel as they are attacked by politicians and are killed.