People gather for Transgender Day of Remembrance in Colorado Springs

News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — People gathered in Colorado Springs Sunday for Transgender Day of Remembrance–an event to honor everyone who has lost their lives in the transgender community, from violence to suicide.

It’s also a chance to break down barriers to gain acceptance.

“What it boils down to, I’m a person,” transgender program coordinator Dana Stevens said. “I want to be an individual contributor to our society. I want to participate in the growth of our community. Treat me as a person. That’s all I want.”

While this is a somber event, it’s a step in the healing process and a move forward to positivity.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local Stories

More Local