WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley community members will be gathering for a candlelit vigil Saturday to honor those in the trans community who died this year.

The vigil, set on Transgender Day of Remembrance, goes from a 6-7 p.m. Wenatchee Pride is organizing the local remembrance event and will have candles available for those in attendance.

Names of the lost will be read aloud and given a moment of silence during the vigil. Stella Winter, with Wenatchee Pride, is set to give a speech at 6:30 p.m.

The Human Rights Campaign reported that at least 47 transgender or nonbinary people have been killed in 2021 across the U.S.

The annual Day of Remembrance is held in part to help bring awareness about violence done to transgender people while memorializing lives lost.

For more resources visit wenatcheepride.org. The national Trans Lifeline for those in need of help can be reached at 877-565-8860.

Luke Hollister: (509) 665-1172

hollister@wenatcheeworld.com or

on Twitter @lukeholli

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