The Transgender Day of Remembrance is marked worldwide to remember members of the transgender community who have been murdered, and to raise awareness of the threat of violence and persistence of prejudice felt by the transgender community.
Transgender activists and their supporters take part in a candle light vigil held as part of "Transgender Day of Remembrance" in Bangalore. (AFP Photo)
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who is an activist and columnist, to commemorate the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. (AFP Photo)
This day occurs annually on November 20. (AFP Photo)
Transgender activists hold a candlelit vigil to mark the day in Hyderabad. (AFP Photo)
A group of activists gather in Hyderabad. (AFP Photo)