2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
May 25, 2023 - Introduced by Representatives Cabrera, Neubauer, Snodgrass,
Ratcliff, Clancy, C. Anderson, Andraca, Baldeh, Bare, Conley, Considine,
Emerson, Goyke, Hong, Jacobson, Joers, Madison, Moore Omokunde,
Ohnstad, Ortiz-Velez, Palmeri, Shankland, Shelton, Sinicki, Stubbs,
Subeck, J. Anderson and Haywood, cosponsored by Senators Spreitzer,
Carpenter, Agard, Hesselbein, L. Johnson, Larson, Roys and Smith.
Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR50,1,2 1Relating to: proclaiming November 20, 2023, as Wisconsin's Transgender Day of
AJR50,1,63 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 and nonbinary community; and
AJR50,1,97 Whereas, Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by
8Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of
9transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts; and
AJR50,1,1110 Whereas, since its inception, Transgender Day of Remembrance has evolved
11into an international day of action; and
AJR50,1,1312 Whereas, the American Medical Association recognizes the violence that
13transgender and nonbinary people face in our society as an epidemic; and
AJR50,2,214 Whereas, transgender Americans face discrimination and violence at
15unacceptable rates, and in 2021, the Human Rights Campaign received a record

1number of reports of fatal incidents against transgender and nonbinary people, with
2at least 59 lives taken; and
AJR50,2,43 Whereas, in 2022, at least 38 transgender or nonbinary people were reported
4killed; and
AJR50,2,65 Whereas, the American value of self-determination is under attack when a
6transgender person is murdered in a crime of hate; now, therefore, be it
AJR50,2,9 7Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
8Legislature does hereby recognize and proclaim November 20, 2023, to be
9Wisconsin's Transgender Day of Remembrance.
AJR50,2,1010 (End)