Recently the Huffington Post did an amazing piece on the top 20 transgender pioneers that have influenced us and made waves in their respective professions. As time goes on society becomes much more open with the idea of being transgender and that is evident in this recent post.

“Today is the 13th International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day when we remember trans people who have been victims of homicide.

The event was started to honor Rita Hester who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. Hester’s death launched the “Remembering Our Dead” web project in 1998 and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Transgenderdor.org notes that her murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.”

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