Texas Transgender Day of Remembrance

Please visit Transgender Day of Remembrance.org

Austin, Texas U.S.A.

Will be holding a Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 PM Transgender Education Network of Texas will host the event at the Austin City Hall Plaza (fronting Cesar Chavez), between Lavaca and Guadalupe; the event will feature both speakers and artistic expression. For more information please email info@tentex.org or call 877-532-6789.


Dallas, Texas U.S.A.

The Dallas /Ft. Worth Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will be hosted by Out & Equal DFW Affiliate (O&E-DFW), Gender Advocacy and Education Resource (GEAR), the Resource Center of Dallas (RC Dallas), and sponsored by the SMU Women’s Center for Gender and Pride Initiatives . We will gather at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the SMU Campus on Thursday, 20-Nov-2008 at 6:30 with the observance starting at 7:00. Take the University Blvd exit off Hwy 75 / Central Expy, and turn west onto University Blvd towards the SMU campus. Follow Signs to parking and the gathering point. Contact Beth Richard (beth_richard@verizon.net) for more information.


Fort Worth, Texas U.S.A.

Will be holding a Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 PM at the Agape Metropolitan Community Church, 4615 California Pkwy, Fort Worth, Tx 76119.
The service is sponsored by Agape Metropolitan Community Church, Sexuality Education Center, and Trinity Metropolitan Community Church.
For more information please call 817-535-5002


Houston, Texas U.S.A.

University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Will be hosting a Transgender day of remembrance event on Thursday, November 20 from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m. in the Mediterranean Room (RM 91 UC Underground)
In honor of Transgender Remembrance Day, GLOBAL at the University of Houston will host a free discussion panel with members of Houston’s transgender community, as well as serving free food and drinks while watching a movie/documentary displaying transgender issues in the media. Anyone is welcome to join.
On Saturday, November 22nd, The Houston Transgender Unity Committee invites
you to Remember Our Dead at the Houston Holocaust Museum, 5401 Caroline st.. Doors open at 6:30 PM for museum tours and a wine and cheese reception. The remembrance ceremony will commence at 8:00 PM. This event is free and open to all who wish to share in this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.


San Antonio, Texas U.S.A.

San Antonio Gender Association will be hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance event on Thursday, November 20th at at MCC San Antonio,611 E. Myrtle.San Antonio,Texas. A pot luck dinner will follow.
For information, contact Antonia at studiolight@gmail.com


California Supreme Court to Consider Lawsuits opposing Same Sex Marriage Ban

By Kelli Busey
Nov 19, 2008

LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer reports that the California Supreme Court has agreed to consider three lawsuits arguing that the voter approved amendment banning same sex marriage should be held as unconstitutional.
The Court also wishes to consider what effect the the amendment would have, if upheld, on the 18,000 same sex couples that wed in California prior to the November vote.
The Ca.gov site has the PDF press release and a copy of the court order.

From the Lambda Legal : The California Supreme Court has agreed to review the validity of Proposition 8 in response to a lawsuit filed by Lambda Legal,The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR). The groups argue that Prop 8 is invalid because it improperly attempts to undo the constitution's core commitment to equality and deprives the courts of their essential role of protecting the rights of minorities. According to the California Constitution, such a radical change in the way the courts and state government work cannot be decided by a simple ballot measure. The legal groups filed the writ petition on behalf of Equality California and six same-sex couples.