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18th annual Transgender Day of Rememberance

Posted at 9:29 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 23:35:11-05
This year alone 26 transgender people from around the country have been murdered, including one, Sierra/Simon Bush right here in Idaho.
 
They say that list grows larger every year.
 
Sunday, Boise took part in a global movement to honor those that have died for the 18th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. 
 
More than 100 people took part in the event in Boise to mourn the loss of those who became victims of hatred and prejudice. 
 
"There are people who misunderstand us. There are people who objectify us, who say that we are bizarre people, but we are just Idaho citizens. We are just people who want to be able to have a job, work in our communities, support ourselves and our families. That's all," said Dianne Piggott. 
 
Officials are already beginning to work on next years event, but they say they hope the list of names grows smaller.