The City of West Hollywood will be supporting Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. Co-sponsored by the West Hollywood Transgender Advisory Board, the day is observed to honor Rista Hester, who was murdered in 1988 and other transgender individuals who have been murdered because of transphobia.
In addition to Transgender Day of Remembrance, West Hollywood will host many other events to celebrate the transgender community during the month of November. The council approved Monday a rolling closure on Santa Monica Boulevard between Plummer Park and Crescent Heights Boulevard on Nov. 3 beginning at 11 a.m. for a march to the Transgender Memorial. The West Hollywood Council Chambers will play host to a film screening on Nov. 9 and the West Hollywood Library Auto Court will be closed from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Nov. 20.
According to the West Hollywood City Council staff report, 300 people participated in last year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.