Gwendolyn Ann Smith
|Gwendolyn Ann Smith|
|Born||July 22, 1967|
|Residence||San Francisco, CA|
|Occupation||Activist, Writer, and Web Manager|
|Known for||Transgender rights movement|
Born July 22, 1967, Smith is a transgender activist, writer, and graphic designer. From 1993 to 1998, she ran the Transgender Community Forum on AOL, which was the first public online forum for transgender people. Since 2000, she has been a columnist for the Bay Area Reporter. Her column is called "Transmissions." She also manages the website Genderfork.
Smith founded a website called Remembering Our Dead, which memorializes people (going back to 1970) who have died as a direct result of hatred and prejudice based on gender. Today the list is hosted on the Transgender Day of Remembrance website, which now (going back to 2007) publishes information about people who have been murdered due to anti-transgender violence. In 2016, Gwendolyn Smith wrote an article for Huffington Post titled, "Transgender Day of Remembrance: Why We Remember". In addition, she is published in Kate Bornstein's book, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. 
Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDOR)
Gwendolyn Smith began Transgender Day of Remembrance in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in 1998. It now happens every year on November 20, and is observed all over the United States, in over 200 cities, and in different countries. More recently, Transgender Awareness Week is the week of November 14–20. The event is grassroots, but is coordinated by the Remembering Our Dead Project and the official TDOR website 
- "About TDOR". Transgender Day of Remembrance. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- Inkster, Andy (2009). Gwendolyn Ann Smith (1967– from LGBTQ America Today: An Encyclopedia,. Westport, CT: Green Wood Press. pp. 1143–1144. – via Gale Virtual Reference Library,.
- Cecelia,, Leveque, Sophia. Trans / active : a biography of Gwendolyn Ann Smith. Library Partners Press (Firm) (First edition ed.). [Winston-Salem, North Carolina] : ‡b Library Partners Press, ‡c . pp. 41, 44, 61. ISBN 9781618460448. OCLC 1002218557.
- "Gwendolyn Ann Smith | The Huffington Post". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
- "memorializing 2015". Transgender Day of Remembrance. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
- Founder, Gwendolyn Ann Smith; editor, Transgender Day of Remembrance; managing; genderfork.com (2012-11-20). "Transgender Day Of Remembrance: Why We Remember". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2017-02-10.
- Bornstein, Kate; Bergman, S. Bear (2010-08-31). Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Reprint ed.). Seal Press. ISBN 9781580053082.
- Ransbottom, Nick (2013). "What does transgender mean?". The Charleston Gazette.
- Pafundi, Pafundi (2015). "Event remembers transgender people killed around world". Portland Press Herald.
- martiabernathey (2016-09-27). "TDoR Events and Locations 2016". Transgender Day of Remembrance. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- "Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR - November 20". GLAAD. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2017-02-09.
- Lamble, Sarah (2008). "Retelling Racialized Violence, Remaking White Innocence: The Politics of Interlocking Oppressions in Transgender Day of Remembrance". Sexuality Research & Social Policy. 5: 24–42 – via Proquest.