Today is National Transgender Day of Remembrance, where we honor the memory of those we have lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. The White House is observing the day and events are being held across the country. Here is a rundown of events taking place, most of which are occurring today, in both North Carolina and South Carolina.

North Carolina Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015 Events

Friday, Nov. 20

Charlotte Transgender Day of Remembrance Commemoration
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. 4th St., Charlotte
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Speakers starting at 6:30, followed by the reading of the names of those who have died due to anti-trans violence and a candlelight vigil.

Durham Transgender Day of Remembrance
LGBTQ Center of Durham
114 Hunt St., Durham
7:30 – 9 p.m.

Raleigh Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
North Carolina State Capitol
1 E. Edenton St., Raleigh
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
A reception will follow at the LGBT Center of Raleigh, at 324 S. Harrington St., from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Winston-Salem Transgender Day of Remembrance
Wake Forest University, Davis Chapel
1834 Wake Forest Rd., Winston-Salem
1 p.m.


Parkway United Church of Christ
2151 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Asheville Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015
Pritchard Park
67 Patton Ave., Asheville
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Meeting at the Civic Center at 6:30 p.m., 87 Haywood St., and marching to Pritchard Park, where the event will begin at 7 p.m.

South Carolina Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015 Events

Friday, Nov. 20

Charleston Transgender Day of Remembrance
The Unitarian Church in Charleston
4 Archdale St., Charleston
7 p.m.

Columbia Transgender Day of Remembrance
Washington Street United Methodist Church
1401 Washington St., Columbia
7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22

Greenville Transgender Day of Remembrance
Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
1135 State Park Rd., Greenville
5 p.m.

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