Gwendolyn Ann Smith

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Gwendolyn Ann Smith
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Born July 22, 1967
Residence San Francisco, CA
Occupation Activist, Writer, and Web Manager
Known for Transgender rights movement
Website https://tdor.info/

Gwendolyn Smith is a transgender woman who founded Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize people who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender prejudice.[1]

Life[edit]

Born July 22, 1967, Smith is a transgender activist, writer, and graphic designer.[2] From 1993 to 1998, she ran the Transgender Community Forum on AOL, which was the first public online forum for transgender people.[3] Since 2000, she has been a columnist for the Bay Area Reporter. Her column is called "Transmissions."[4] She also manages the website Genderfork.[3][4]

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.[2][5] 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.[3][5] In 2016, Gwendolyn Smith wrote an article for Huffington Post titled, "Transgender Day of Remembrance: Why We Remember".[6] In addition, she is published in Kate Bornstein's book, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. [7]

Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDOR)[edit]

Gwendolyn Smith began Transgender Day of Remembrance in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered in 1998.[3][8] It now happens every year on November 20, and is observed all over the United States, in over 200 cities,[9] and in different countries.[10] More recently, Transgender Awareness Week is the week of November 14–20.[11] The event is grassroots, but is coordinated by the Remembering Our Dead Project and the official TDOR website [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About TDOR". Transgender Day of Remembrance. 2008-07-23. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b 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,. 
  3. ^ a b c d 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 [2017]. pp. 41, 44, 61. ISBN 9781618460448. OCLC 1002218557. 
  4. ^ a b "Gwendolyn Ann Smith | The Huffington Post". www.huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  5. ^ a b "memorializing 2015". Transgender Day of Remembrance. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Bornstein, Kate; Bergman, S. Bear (2010-08-31). Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Reprint ed.). Seal Press. ISBN 9781580053082. 
  8. ^ Ransbottom, Nick (2013). "What does transgender mean?". The Charleston Gazette. 
  9. ^ Pafundi, Pafundi (2015). "Event remembers transgender people killed around world". Portland Press Herald. 
  10. ^ martiabernathey (2016-09-27). "TDoR Events and Locations 2016". Transgender Day of Remembrance. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  11. ^ "Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR - November 20". GLAAD. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2017-02-09. 
  12. ^ 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. 

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