2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
March 29, 2017 - Introduced by Senators Carpenter, Risser, Johnson, Miller, L.
, C. Larson, Ringhand and Wirch, cosponsored by Representatives
Spreitzer, Zamarripa, Mason, Goyke, Anderson, Zepnick, Hesselbein,
Sargent, C. Taylor, Considine, Sinicki, Crowley and Bowen. Referred to
Committee on Senate Organization.
SJR27,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming November 20, 2017, Transgender Day of Remembrance in
SJR27,1,63 Whereas, Transgender Day of Remembrance, which occurs annually on
4November 20, is a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of
5transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the
6transgender community; and
SJR27,1,97 Whereas, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, founded Transgender
8Day of Remembrance in 1999 to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita
9Hester in Allston, Massachusetts; and
SJR27,1,1410 Whereas, since its inception, Transgender Day of Remembrance has been held
11annually on November 20, and it has slowly evolved from the Web-based project
12started by Smith into an international day of action. Transgender Day of
13Remembrance has been observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20
14countries; and
1Whereas, Transgender Day of Remembrance memorials traditionally include
2a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year, and may
3include other actions, such as candlelight vigils and marches; now, therefore, be it
SJR27,2,6 4Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the Wisconsin
5Legislature does hereby recognize and proclaim November 20, 2017, Transgender
6Day of Remembrance in Wisconsin.
SJR27,2,77 (End)