Transgender Day of Remembrance honors hate crime victims

The Bronx paid tribute Wednesday to those who died as a result of hate crimes against transgender people. Supporters from several LGBT groups participated in

A vigil and silent march from the South Bronx to Harlem was held for transgender hate crime victims.

A vigil and silent march from the South Bronx to Harlem was held for transgender hate crime victims. (11/21/13)

THE BRONX - The Bronx paid tribute Wednesday to those who died as a result of hate crimes against transgender people.

Supporters from several LGBT groups participated in a vigil and silent march from the South Bronx to Harlem as part of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Organizers say that it was the first time that the day was officially recognized in the borough. They added that 250 transgender lives have been lost worldwide due to hate crimes.

The vigil follows the controversial dismissal of a case involving the fatal beating of a transgender woman in Harlem.

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