Governor Hickenlooper Issues Proclamation Observing Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2018

Today, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper issued a proclamation in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance that called on all Coloradans to observe this day and to honor the lives we have lost because of senseless violence as we move forward together in the promotion of acceptance and understanding. The language of the proclamation can be found below as well as the paper version of the proclamation.

2018 Transgender Day of Remembrance Proclamation

WHEREAS, all persons deserve to live in a state that respects their dignity, safety, and overall well-being by supporting equality and fair treatment for everyone; and

WHEREAS, members of the transgender community contribute to the growing diversity and prosperity of our state; and

WHEREAS, transgender persons continue to face high levels of discrimination, stigma, and bias that can fuel abuse and violence against this community; and

WHEREAS, the State of Colorado embraces all persons, and Coloradans uphold our shared values of dignity, equality, and fair treatment for everyone by ensuring that acts of violence toward transgender persons are not tolerated; and

WHEREAS, Transgender Day of Remembrance helps bring public awareness to anti-transgender hate crimes and honors the memory of those hurt and killed by acts of anti-transgender violence each year; and

WHEREAS, Coloradans are encouraged to observe this day and to honor the lives we have lost because of senseless violence, as we move forward together in the promotion of acceptance and understanding;

Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the State of Colorado, do hereby proclaim, November 20, 2018, as Transgender Day of Remembrance in the State of Colorado.