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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2008

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Memorializing 2008

Kellie Telesford
Location: Thornton Heath, UK
Cause of Death: Strangled
Date of Death: November 21, 2007
Kellie was strangled to death with a scarf and covered the body with a white blanket – with the brown furry scarf used to choke her still bound tightly round her neck. 18 year old Shanniel Hyatt was acquitted.

Brian McGlothin (Liked to dress in Women’s clothes)
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Cause of Death: Shot in the head with an automatic rifle by Antonio Williams who is serving a six year sentence. Brian was 25 years old.
Date of Death: December 23, 2007

Gabriela Alejandra Albornoz
Location: Santiago, Chile
Cause of Death: Attacked and stabbed
Date of Death: December 28, 2007

Patrick Murphy (Found Dressed in Women’s clothes)
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Cause of Death: Shot Several times in the head
Date of Death: January 8, 2008
Patrick was 39 years old.

Stacy Brown
Location: Baltimore, MD
Cause of Death: Shot in the head
Date of Death: January 8, 2008
Stacy was 30 years old.

Adolphus Simmons
Location: Charleston, SC
Cause of Death: Shot to Death (Aldophus was 18 yrs. old)
Date of Death: January 21, 2008

Fedra (a known transvestite)
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Cause of Death: Was found lying face up in a pool of blood, cause of death was not reported.
Date of Death: January 22, 2008

Ashley Sweeney
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Cause of Death: Shot in the head
Date of Death: February 4, 2008
The age of Ashley Sweeney is unknown, she was only described as a young transgender woman in a press release.

Sanesha (Talib) Stewart
Location: Bronx, NY
Cause of Death: Stabbed to Death
Date of Death: February 10, 2008
Sanesha was 25 years old.

Lawrence King
Location: Oxnard, California
Cause of Death: Shot to death by a classmate because he liked to wear women’s clothes.
Lawrence King was 15 years old.
Date of Death: February 12, 2008

Simmie Williams Jr.
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Cause of Death: Shot to death, Simmie was found wearing women’s clothing.
Simmie was 17 years old
Date of Death: February 22, 2008

Luna (no last name reported)
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Cause of Death: Brutally beaten to death and tossed into a dumpster.
Date of Death: March 15, 2008

Lloyd Nixon
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Cause of Death:Repeatedly beat in the head with a brick.
Date of Death: April 16, 2008
Lloyd was 45 years old.

Felicia Melton-Smyth
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Cause of Death: brutally stabbed to death by Francisco Javier Hollos, who said he killed her because she would not pay for sex. Felicia was an HIV activist on vacation from Wisconsin.
Date of Death: May 26, 2008

Silvana Berisha
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Cause of Death: Stabbed to Death
Date of Death: June 24, 2008

Ebony (Rodney) Whitaker
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death:Shot
Ebony was 20 yrs. old.
Date of Death:July 1, 2008

Rosa Pazos
Location: Sevilla, Spain
Cause of Death: Was found in her apartment, she had been stabbed in the throat.
Date of Death: July 11, 2008

Juan Carlos Aucalle Coronel
Location: Lombardi, Italy
Cause of Death severely beaten causing fractures to the head and face before being run over by a car.
Date of Death July 14, 2008
Juan Carlos was 35 years old.

Angie Zapata
Location: Greeley, Colorado
Cause of Death: She was found in her home with two severe fractures in her skull.
Angie was murdered by 31 year old, Alan Ray Andrade. Angie was 18 years old.
Date of Death: July 17, 2008

Jaylynn L. Namauu
Location: Makiki Honolulu, Hawaii
Cause of Death: Stabbed to Death
Date of Death: July 17, 2008
Jaylynn was 35 years old.

Samantha Rangel Brandau
Location: Milan, Italy
Cause of Death: beaten, gang raped and stabbed numerous times before being left for dead.
Date of Death: July 29, 2008
Samantha was 30 years old.

Ruby Molina
Location: Sacramento, California
Cause of Death: Drowned
Date of Death: September 21, 2008
Ruby’s naked body was found floating in the American river.
She was 22 years old.

Duanna Johnson
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Cause of Death: Shot
Date of Death: November 9, 2008
Duanna was found dead in the middle of the street. She was 42 years old.

CANADIAN EVENTS
If you would like your event listed please send the details to mickey_wilson@egale.ca

Victoria, British Columbia
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Location: Centennial Square for a vigil
Contact: Liz Manning lmanning@uvic.ca

Lethbridge, Alberta
November 20, 2008 @ 7:30 pm
Location: Lethbridge HIV Connection (1206 – 6 Ave S)
Contact: www.newgaylethbridge.ca
Candle lighting and film showing.”In Memory of Rita” and “Soldier’s Girl”
Discussion and refreshments will follow.

Calgary, Alberta
Saturday, November 22, 2008 from 1 pm – 3 pm (doors open at 12:30)
Location: Old Y Center, 223 – 12th Ave. SW.
Candle Lighting followed by an open-floor for any media and community inquiries. Guest speakers are as yet undetermined.

Edmonton, Alberta
TDoR and Trans Awareness Week Events in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (starting Nov. 14)

Thursday, November 20, 2008 – Free
7:00 p.m. Transgender Day of Remembrance featuring Eli Clare with Edmonton Vocal Minority
Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Avenue

Friday, November 21, 2008 – Free
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eli Clare Lecture: “Gaping, Gawking, Staring: Living in Marked Bodies”

In partnership with Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at HC

L-3 University of Alberta
November 14 to 22 TRANSgressions – Art show
Artists: Mercedes Allen, Denby Jorgensen, and Chris Buffalo
Curated by Josie Cross @ Garage Burger Bar 10242 106 street

Sunday, November 16, 2008
5:00 p.m. Metro Cinema: SCREENING THE T
at Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, 9828 – 101A Avenue, Edmonton.
Tickets are $10 each or buy an All-Day Sunday pass for $30 and get Monday free.
1. F to M 2. Screaming Queens: The Riots at Compton Cafe

7:00 p.m. Metro Cinema: SCREENING THE T
at Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, 9828 – 101A Avenue, Edmonton.
Tickets are $10 each or buy an All-Day Sunday pass for $30 and get Monday free.
1. Rostrum Press: Materials Testing 2. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela

9:00 p.m. Metro Cinema: SCREENING THE T
at Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, 9828 – 101A Avenue, Edmonton.
Tickets are $10 each or buy an All-Day Sunday pass for $30 and get Monday free.

1. The Garden of Earthly Delights 2. The Believers

Monday, November 17, 2008

7:00 p.m. Metro Cinema: SCREENING THE T
at Zeidler Hall in the Citadel Theatre, 9828 – 101A Avenue, Edmonton.
Tickets are $10 each or buy an All-Day Sunday pass for $30 and get Monday free.
1. Fissures 2. She’s a Boy I Knew
Question and Answer period with filmmaker Gwen Haworth to follow.

Regina, Saskatchewan
November 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Location: 2220 Albert St
A small vigil of remembrance.

Hamilton, Ontario
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Sky Dragon Centre at 27 King William Street (between Hughson & James)
Contact: transpeersupport@gmail.com or Will Rowe hamiltonboi@hotmail.com
Guest Speaker: Susan Gapka, Chair, Trans Health Lobby Group

Film: “Cruel and Unusual”
Ottawa, Ontario
Thursday, November 20, 2008 starting at 3 pm
Location: The GLBTQ Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity at Carleton University
Contact: Danielle at glbt@cusaonline.com or 613.520.3723.

A full day of events starting at 3 pm in the Unicentre Atrium with a Trans 101 presentation followed by a speaker’s panel. The presentation will be the basics of trans identity and issues. Our speakers, who will be answering questions, include Drs. Helma Seidl, Norman Barwin and Dan Irving. This will be followed by a documentary screening that highlights trans issues. The final event of TDOR will be a candlelight vigil at the Eternal Flame on Parliament Hill which gets underway at 8 pm.

Toronto, Ontario
Thursday, November 20, 2008 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Ryerson Women’s Centre, 63 Gould Street, Room D, 3rd Floor of Oakham House
Email: womenscentre@rsuonline.ca
Ryerson Students’ Union, Women’s Centre, and RyePRIDE presents: Trans Day of Remembrance
Keynote speaker, Susan Gapka, Chair of Trans Health Lobby Group, a committee of Rainbow Health Network

Thursday November 20th, 2008, 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Concord Café, 937 Bloor Street W.
Contact: Please RSVP to Nadia at gender@yugsa.ca or equity@yugsa.ca as soon as possible. Children are welcome.
The York University Graduate Students Association, in conjunction with the CUPE 3903 Trans Fund Committee is holding an off campus event for this year’s Trans Day of Remembrance. The event will feature talks from activists and scholars on topics such as access to healthcare, sex work, anti-racism work in the trans community, inclusion and community support, and immigration and citizenship for trans persons.

Friday, November 28, 2008 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street.
Please come and join us as we reflect on the tragic deaths of absent friends, and pay tribute to those people in our community who live every day with pride in a dangerous world.
Contact: Yasmeen, 416-392-6878 x4004, transoutreach@the519.org