The City will host an in person Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 6 p.m. at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.
The ceremony will feature speakers and a reading of names to memorialize people who have been murdered as a result of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance is part of the City of West Hollywood’s annual recognition of Transgender Awareness Month, which is recognized throughout the nation each November. Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity to look forward to the future and recommit to ending discrimination and transphobia by amplifying the visibility and voices of the transgender community. More information about this event can be found on the City’s calendar at www.weho.org/calendar. The City encourages every community stakeholder to honor the lives and memories of community members and to take the opportunity to reflect on the work that remains to be done.
As part of its support of the transgender community, the City of West Hollywood has a Transgender Resource Guide available on the City’s website, which provides information about a variety of resources including legal, health, and social services, available in the Greater Los Angeles area to enhance and improve the well-being of transgender people.
In recognition of Transgender Awareness Month, the City has participated in some of the following:
The City is flying the Transgender flag over West Hollywood City Hall from Wednesday, November 2 2022 through Wednesday, November 30, 2022. The City also lit the lanterns above Santa Monica Boulevard in blue, pink, and white – the colors of the transgender flag – from Thursday, November 10, 2022 through Monday, November 21, 2022.
The City hosted a National Trans Visibility March on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 11 a.m. at West Hollywood Park. The event kicked off with a rally and remarks from a national line-up of speakers, followed by trans and non-binary individuals taking their voices and feet to the streets.
The City also hosted the World Premiere of The TransVagina Diaries, produced by the National Organization for Women, Hollywood Chapter, on Saturday, November 5, 2022 and Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the City’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room. The two performances were free and open to the public.
Since its incorporation in 1984, the City of West Hollywood has led the region in the pursuit and implementation of progressive and humane policies, fostering an environment of acceptance in which diversity is celebrated.