Sussex

Transgender deaths commemorated at Brighton vigil

Names of the victims of transgender hate crime over the past year have been read out at a candlelit vigil in Sussex to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The event in Brighton was hosted by the Clare Project, which helps people explore gender identity issues.

A memorial photography exhibition featuring victims of transphobic hate crime could also be seen in the main windows of the city's Jubilee Library.

The town halls in Brighton and Hove were also flying the "Trans flag".

It is the second year that Brighton and Hove has held the event, which remembers those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

It was attended by two Sussex Police liaison officers for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

One of them, AliJay Lawrence, said: "The Day of Remembrance also gives everyone, including non-transgender people, a chance to show their support."

The event was held at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.

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