Hartford Faith & Values

An article from our minister Rev. Joshua Pawelek:

On Tuesday evening, (Nov. 20), approximately 100 people observed the Hartford area’s 11th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Participants gathered at the Charter Oak Cultural Center and marched north on Main Street to a vigil at the Hartford Public Library. Speakers at the vigil included Anne Stanback, former executive director of Love Makes a Family, and state senator Beth Bye. During the vigil participants read the names of 40 transgender people around the world who’ve been murdered because of their gender identity over the past 12 months. The 40 names were drawn from a longer list of over 250 reported murders of transgender people. Speakers at the vigil reminded the crowd that there are likely many more such murders that have gone unreported.

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