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Transgender Remembrance Service Sunday

It’s something new in Nevada County, but it’s something going on in communities all over the country. Sunday is Transgender Remembrance Day–a day to honor and remember those who have been injured or even killed just because they don’t identify with the gender they were born with. Local P-FLAG Chapter Vice President Pat Rose says all of you are invited…

Listen to Pat Rose

The day of remembrance was started in 1999 in memory of Rita Hester, who was murdered in Massachusetts. The service will include gentle music, prayers, a candlelight vigil, and reading of names of transgender people around the world who have died as the result of violent actions of others in the past year. Nevada County family physician Doctor Charlene Hauser says suicide is a big problem– 41 percent of transgender people have tried to kill themselves…

Listen to Charlene Hauser

The service will be at 5pm at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains–246 South Church Street in Grass Valley.

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