Here at this blog, I'm always aware of these murders because, month after month, one of the pages getting the most visits is this photo-spread about the murder of transwoman Ruby Ordenana and the community that mourns her.
Other commitments have kept me from attending any of the local observances this year, but I'm less unhappy about that than I might be because I had the great privilege to attend a most inspiring event in the transgender community lst summer, a event that gave one small community a great sense of possible progress.
Photo from the camera of the Rev. Vicki Gray (at right) -- don't know who took it.
I'll let the Rev. Michelle Hansen (far left above) describe the magic of this event.
Being with each other is not always easy, but nobody should have to be alone.