City Invites Community Members to Take Part in Reading of Names During Virtual Transgender Day of Remembrance

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November is Transgender Awareness Month. The City of West Hollywood is inviting community members to take part in a Reading of Names during Transgender Day of Remembrance to memorialize people who have been murdered as a result of anti-transgender violence in 2020. The City is hosting Transgender Day of Remembrance via the Zoom platform this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is set to take place on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Community members who are interested in volunteering in the traditional Reading of Names will be asked to recite the name of at least one person and share brief biographical details of that person memorialized, along with the circumstances surrounding their murder. Those who are interested in participating as name readers will be provided additional production-related details upon being selected to be part of the names reading portion of the event. As there are a limited number of names, capacity for participation is limited and not all volunteer requests will be able to be fulfilled.

Community members interested in taking part of this event should contact Hernán Molina, the City of West Hollywood’s Governmental Affairs Liaison, at hmolina@weho.org or at (323) 848-6364 and provide full name, phone number and an email address.

Details about Transgender Awareness Month activities and about the Transgender Day of Remembrance event will be available on the City’s calendar at www.weho.org/calendar, when available.

The City of West Hollywood has declared a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When in public, community members should maintain your space with social (physical) distancing of at least six feet, and cover your face. Public Health officials recommend that everyone continue to follow physical distancing and infection control directives and wear a clean cloth face covering that securely covers both your nose and mouth when in contact with other people not in your household. City of West Hollywood coronavirus updates are available at www.weho.org/coronavirus.

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