Saturday, 20th November, 2021
It honours the memory of transgender and gender-diverse people that have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence.
It began in 1999 as a vigil to Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was murdered on the 28th November, 1998. Since then, it has been observed across the globe, and recognised by various governments and heads of state.
Violence against people who are transgender or gender-diverse continues. ALBANY PRIDE honours the memory of those lost or subjected to violence, and reaffirms our commitment to, and inclusion of, the transgender community and people here in Albany/Kinjarling, and across Australia and the world.