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Two young men, who identify as transgender, dressed as women and spoke at the Nov. 19 Anchorage Assembly meeting in support of a resolution to designate Nov. 20 as a “Transgender Day of Remembrance.” They were the only people to speak on the resolution which was unanimously approved by Assembly members to “honor transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence.” The resolution states that “transgender people are disproportionately affected...

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The Anchorage Assembly is set to proclaim Nov. 20 as a “Transgender Day of Remembrance” at its Nov. 19 meeting. A resolution to this effect is scheduled for a vote to “honor transgender people around the world whose lives have been lost to anti-transgender violence.” The resolution aims to support “a forum for the transgender community and allies to raise awareness of the threat of violence faced by transgender people, and the prejudice and discrimination...

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