Day of Remembrance

2023 Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil
Saturday, November 18, 2023, 6:30 pm
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816 

Special thanks to our sponsors: Trinity Cathedral, PFLAG Sacramento, The River City Gems and to many others for their generous support of our previous Vigils.

This 25th International Transgender Day of Remembrance memorializes those who have lost their lives due to their actual or perceived gender identity and expression. The first memorial was a candlelight vigil held in Boston in November 1999 to honor Rita Hester, murdered in 1998. Since then, annual memorials have been observed around the world around November 20. Since 2005, our support group has held an Annual Candlelight Vigil in Sacramento in observance of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance on a Saturday near November 20.  People of all traditions are welcome to this inclusive community memorial. 

Covid-19 precautions: Attendees may choose to wear a protective mask and should have no signs of Covid-19 illness, a positive Covid-19 test or recent contact with Covid-19.  For those who cannot attend, this event will also be live streamed via Facebook Live and YouTube Live.

Our 2023 Sacramento TDOR Candlelight Vigil Speakers

Lisa Bunker,

Lisa Bunker, Author

Sabrina Naves, DirectorPFLAG Sacramento

Sabrina Naves, Director
PFLAG Sacramento

Rev. Dr. Rosario Vargas, Ass. Pastor A Church For All, MCC Sacramento

Rev. Dr. Rosario Vargas, Assoc. Pastor
A Church For All, MCC Sacramento


Validated Parking will be available in the 9 story Sutter Community Parking Garage, 2701 N Street, entrance on 27th or 28th Street between Capitol and N Street. Bring your parking ticket into our event for validation.  There is also ample free parking on the surrounding streets.

Video Archive of our past Candlelight Vigils

In September, 2008, the tragic death of Ruby Molina shook our Sacramento community. This event will pay respect to her memory among our many brothers and sisters who have fallen to ignorance and intolerance. Please contact the Sacramento Police Department if you have any information that may help the investigation into Ruby's death.

Ruby Molina

Thanks to all our participants and to all who have donated their talent and resources in support of our memorials..