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File #: 0221X-2023    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2023 In control: Hardin
On agenda: 11/20/2023 Final action: 11/22/2023
Title: To formally recognize November 20th as “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”
Sponsors: Shannon G. Hardin, Nicholas Bankston, Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy

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To formally recognize November 20th as “Transgender Day of Remembrance.”

 

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WHEREAS, Transgender Awareness Week is recognized annually from November 13th through November 19th; and

 

WHEREAS, following Transgender Awareness Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance is recognized on November 20th; and

 

WHEREAS, Transgender Day of Remembrance serves as a poignant reminder of the disproportionate violence and discrimination that transgender individuals continue to face; and

 

WHEREAS, these statistics are often underestimated because violent acts against transgender individuals are unreported and unaddressed due to institutionalized transphobia, racism, and discrimination; and,

 

WHEREAS, according to the Human Rights Campaign, so far in 2023, there have been over 530 anti-LGBTQIA+ bills introduced in statehouses nationwide; and

 

WHEREAS, per Columbus City Code Chapter 2331, it is illegal to discriminate against an individual in the areas of employment, housing, or public accommodation based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, familial status, or military status; now, therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize November 20th as “Transgender Day of Remembrance., and that further, this Council recognizes and attends to its duty to dismantle systems of oppression as they persist and is committed to creating a community where residents feel safe, respected, and celebrated.