Today is the 16th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. This day began in 1999 as a vigil remembering those who have been murdered because of their gender identity. It has grown from a vigil in San Francisco remembering the death of Rita Hester the previous year, into a global observation.
Although reported hate crimes have been in decline since 1991, the transgender community is being killed in increasing numbers. Here is a list of those who have been killed since Nov. 20, 2014.