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City Commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance

Post Date:November 19, 2018 1:41 PM

Transgender FlagThe City of West Hollywood and its Transgender Advisory Board will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony featuring transgender speakers and performers at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at The Jeremy Hotel, located at 8490 Sunset Boulevard. The names of transgender people who have passed away due to hate crimes will be read at the ceremony. A march will immediately follow the event.

Attendance is free. Parking is available at The Jeremy Hotel for a $20 fee. Validated overflow parking will be available at the West Hollywood Park five-story public parking structure, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard; a shuttle will transport people from the five-story parking structure to The Jeremy Hotel. The shuttle will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There is a bus stop located at La Cienega Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard (a tenth of a mile from The Jeremy Hotel).

Transgender Day of Remembrance is part of the City of West Hollywood’s recognition of Transgender Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the United States in November each year. Throughout the month, West Hollywood City Hall, located at 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard, is lit in blue, pink, and white lights to represent the colors of the Transgender Flag and a transgender flag has been raised atop the building. During Transgender Day of Remembrance, the flags flown at City Hall will be flown at half-staff in remembrance of those lost.

For more information about the City of West Hollywood’s Transgender Awareness Month events, visit www.weho.org/tam.

For more information, contact Bonnie Smith at bsmith@weho.org or (323) 848-6371. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496. For up-to-date news and events, follow the City of West Hollywood on social media @WeHoCity and sign up for news updates at www.weho.org/email.
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