You may have heard of the recent murder of Amanda González-Andújar. A man has been taken into custody in connection with her murder, which is undoubtedly good news, but González-Andújar is still gone, and hers is sadly yet another name to add to this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance list of the dead.
For those who can’t read the flyer, it’s transcribed below the jump.
Vigil for Amanda González-Andújar
Saturday April 24, 2010
4:00pm – 5:00pm at
69-30 62nd Street
Queens, NY 11385
Take the M Train to Fresh Pond
On March 30, Amanda González-Andújar was brutally murdered, strangled to death in her Glendale Queens home. Come show your solidarity in remembrance of Amanda González-Andújar and celebrate the temporary victory of the capture of her murderer. Let us show that her memory will not be forgotten and that the impact of her death has been felt far and wide; that we will not rest until due justice has been done. There is still allot (sic) to do to keep our communities safe from violence and intolerance. We must defend our rights to live and express our gender identities to the fullest extent! Come join members of the GLBTSTGNCQ community and allies, her friends and family as we remember her beautiful life.
A religious vigil will be held in Amanda’s memory prior to the vigil at MCCNY Church (446 w 36th St between 9th and 10th aves) at 2:00pm, for members of the community who were unable to attender her funeral two weeks ago.
Thanks to Robin for the head’s up.
Post has been edited to include the updated flyer.
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