DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – This weekend a group will gather in downtown Dayton to remember people who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence.
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is on Sunday and is nationally recognized.
Dayton honored the day for the first time last year. This year the event memorializes those who have either been killed or committed suicide because of how they identified. It will be held at the LGBT Center, 130 E. Fifth St. starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Throughout the weekend pink, blue and white flags are flying at Courhouse Square in honor of TDOR.
2 NEWS interviewed Ada Gaden about the event, a woman who transitioned several years ago following the suicide of Leelah Alcorn. Alcorn was 14-years-old when she committed suicide in Lebanon in 2014. For Gaden, the day is important, she says Alcorn’s suicide letter changed her life.