I know that Bilerico contributors like Marti Abernathy, Rebecca Juro and others will have much to say about the Transgender Day of Remembrance, but I came across these amazing speeches from transgender ministers Drew Phoenix, pastor of St. John's United Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD and Presbyterian minister Rev. Erin Swenson and wanted to share them. This year November 20th will mark the 9th Transgender Day of Remembrance which began as a way to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester's murder -- like most anti-transgender murder cases -- has yet to be solved.