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Rockford group remembers hate crime victims

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While gay rights supporters across the state celebrate equal rights, another group in Rockford remembered those who lose their lives due to hate crimes for being gay.

It was the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Spectrum of Rockford LGBT holds the event each year for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender victims of hate. It remembers those who were killed because of it.

"It's really important as a community to remember our dead and to raise awareness about violence that still happens today to so many transgender folks. I mean I think that the list was at least 77 names and that list isn't getting an shorter year after year," said Naomi Nordine.

Spectrum of Rockford offers a number of support groups for the LGBT community. For more information, you can log on to their website at www.spectrumrockford.com

 

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