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WeHo to Celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance

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Sparked by the unsolved 1998 murder of Rita Hester, the Transgender Day of Remembrance has grown from a little candlelight vigil on the streets of San Francisco to a worldwide memorial in major cities across the world. This Thursday marks the 10-year anniversary of that event and the city of West Hollywood will celebrate it with a reception, memorial service and a 9 p.m. candlelight march that will travel west on Santa Monica Boulevard to the Matthew Sheppard Square at the intersection of Santa Monica and Crescent Heights where a memorial service will encourage members of the transgender community to take a stand for their rights.