Caitlyn Jenner Attends Memorial For “Lives Lost To Anti-Trans Violence” On Transgender Day Of Remembrance (PIC)
Caitlyn Jenner marked Transgender Day of Remembrance by attending a memorial in St. Louis. Check out the photo and video below.
On Friday evening, Jenner shared a photo on Twitter showing her standing solemnly in a crowd on a neighborhood sidewalk. She and the other participants, which include both men and women, are holding candles. “In St. Louis today,” Jenner wrote in her tweet. “Remembering the lives of brothers and sisters whose lives have been lost to anti-trans violence.”
Earlier Friday she also posted, “Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. Join me and commit to making the world a safer place for all trans people.” Jenner first drew attention to the occasion on Thursday night. In a video also featuring friend and transgender advocate Chandi Moore, the pair called for increased awareness and understanding of the transgender community.
The message specifically made reference to the 21 transgender women who were murdered in 2015 alone. “No one should be killed simply because they are transgender,” Jenner said. She went on to encourage, “Listen to trans people’s stories. Hire a trans person in your company. Support a trans student in your school, Love your trans child. Let’s all take action to put an end to hate and violence.”
As Gossip Cop reported at the time, Jenner previously wrote about the murders of two transgender women in a post on her website in July. Her advocacy now comes one week after she was confronted by protesters in Chicago who called her an “insult to trans people.” See the new photo and video below.