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Transgender Day Of Remembrance Event To Honor Local Victims Dejanay Stanton, Ciara Frazier

The Center on Halsted is hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance for trans people slain throughout the United States.

(Left to right) Ciara Frazier and Dejanay Stanton were slain in 2018.
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CHICAGO — The Center on Halsted will honor the more than 20 trans people slain in the United States for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday.

The center holds the event every year, bringing together members of the LGBTQ community to remember trans people who have been killed and to support one another, according to its website. There will be speeches and attendees will participate in a candle-lighting ceremony and will read the names of the victims.

Those victims include two Chicago women this year: Dejanay Stanton, 24, and Ciara Minaj Carter Frazier, 31. Frazier was found stabbed to death in Garfield Park in early October. Stanton was shot dead in Bronzeville at the end of August.

The event is free and runs 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Ave.

Read more:

• Murder Of Trans Woman Dejanay Stanton Leads To Outpouring Of Grief Across The Country
• Trans Woman Ciara Carter Killed In Garfield Park; She’s The 22nd Trans Person Slain In The U.S. This Year