Friday: Come Together

July 29

In 2015, at least 21 transgender and gender non-conforming people were murdered in the United States. That July, Baltimore's transgender community and its allies marched to protest these deaths and held a vigil honor the victims, most of whom were trans women of color. The Advocate reports that since the new year, 16 more have been killed—and the year isn't over yet. The victims' names: Deeniquia Dodds, "Goddess" Diamond, Amos Beede, Mercedes Successful, Tyreece "Reecey" Walker, Keyonna Blakeney (a Maryland native), Shante Isaac, Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum, Kedarie/Kandicee Johnson, Demarkis Stansberry, Maya Young, Veronica Banks Cano, Kayden Clark, Jasmine Sierra, and Monica Loera. Again, mostly trans women of color. Marking the anniversary of the Baltimore Trans Uprising, the Baltimore Transgender Alliance invites community members and allies to join them in reflecting on the past year and how the Alliance can help the fight to keep that list from growing. Mixer 6:30 p.m., presentation 7:30 p.m., donation and open mic 8 p.m., Red Emma's, 30 W. North Ave., (443) 602-7585,, free. (Maura Callahan)

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