Unidentified men (around 10 people, mask and scarf covered) made a surprise attack to the premises of the Scientific and research Centre of Visual culture at Kiev-Mogilyansk Academy where at that time the action dedicated to Int'l Transgender Day of Remembrance was going on.
They have come upon the representative of the "Insight" organization who tried to stop them, sprayed tear gas and run away. They intruded in through the backyard gates that, as the students of Kiev-Mogilyansk Academy believe, were always closed. The information on this pogrom (massacre) was published through the Internet media "Bagnet" (automatic translation >>).
Transgender Day of Remembrance first was celebrated in November 28, 1998 during the candle procession in memory of Rita Hester - transsexual woman that was murdered in her apartment in Boston. She died of numerous knife wounds and this crime like other crimes - murders of transsexuals was left unsolved.
In 1999 San-Fransisco the same candle procession of remembrance was held in memory oh Rita Hester and other murdered LGBT people and it has become as a rule - to hold this action on a regular basis not only in the US but around the globe. Recently several lists of murdered transgenders were published (since the time of Rita Hester there are around 400 names).
In Russia the first Transgender Day of Remembrance was celebrated under the initiative of Saint-Petersburg GLBT community in 2008.
English translation presented by Yerdna Bananes