Rita Hester

United States

? - November 28th, 1998

Rita Hester was a transgender African American woman who was murdered in Allston, MA on November 28, 1998. In response to her murder, an outpouring of community grief and anger led to a candlelight vigil held the following Friday (December 4th) in which about 250 people participated. This vigil inspired the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and the "International Transgender Day of Remembrance."
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