Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the innocent souls whose lives were lost in acts of hate

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Trans Day Of Remembrance Honors Those Whose Lives Were Lost To Violence

On November 20th of each year, we remember all of the brave members of the transgender community whose lives were lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance that honors the memory of all these victims. The day was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999, as a vigil to honor Rita Hester, a transgender woman murdered the year before in Massachusetts.

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Unfortunately, since 1999, violence against the transgender community is on the rise. According to reports, in 2015, 27 transgender people have been murdered in the US. alone.

Around the world, vigils will commemorate all those who have lost their lives to transgender-related violence. Hundreds of cities across the US will hold vigils on Friday, November 20th. Visit this website to find a location near you, and take the time to pay your respects to these souls whose lives were lost in the name of heartbreaking violence.

Learn more about the murder of a transgender Filipino woman, Jennifer Laude:

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Transgender Day of Remembrance honors the innocent souls whose lives were lost in acts of hate
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, center, accused of killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, is escorted inside a court in Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted Pemberton of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Protesters shout slogans during a rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to coincide with the guilty verdict handed down by a regional trial court on US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused for killing Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in the Philippines. The Philippine court in Subic west of Manila sentenced Pemberton from 6-12 years for killing Laude after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said.(AP Photo/Linus Escandor)
Protesters shout slogans during a rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to coincide with the guilty verdict handed down by a regional trial court on U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused in the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in the Philippines. The Philippine court in Subic west of Manila sentenced Pemberton from 6-12 years for killing Laude after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said.(AP Photo/Linus Escandor)
A Philippine Special Action Force police takes a photo beside protesters outside the courts at Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. A Philippine court is expected to deliver its verdict Tuesday in the emotion-charged case of a U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, accused of murdering a transgender Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude after discovering her gender when they checked into a hotel, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipino activists march in front of the Bureau of Immigration during a rally denouncing a recent order of deportation for U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. The Bureau of Immigration however said physical deportation, shall only be implemented after the court decision becomes final, or when the said court issues a clearance to deport Pemberton. If he is convicted, we will have to wait until he has served sentence. Pemberton is a suspect on the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude last year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipino protester Josh Cardenas dressed as "Lady Justice" joins a rally of a Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT) group in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. The group called on the government on Sunday to convict U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect on the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude exactly a year ago. They also demand the junking of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipino protesters light candles during a rally of a Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT) group in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015. The group called on the government on Sunday to convict U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect on the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude exactly a year ago. They also demand the junking of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
U.S. Marines Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, wears a helmet as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The Philippine military chief says Pemberton has been flown to the main Philippine military camp in the capital, easing a looming irritant with Washington over his custody, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
U.S. Marines Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, walks to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The Philippine military chief says Pemberton has been flown to the main Philippine military camp in the capital, easing a looming irritant with Washington over his custody, officials said. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Marilou Laude, the sister of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, shows to the media the photo she took inside the courtroom of U.S. Marine PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton as he appears in court on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 in Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines. The U.S. Marine charged with killing the transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Medics attend to German national Marc Sueselbeck, fiance of slain transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, after fainting following Bureau of Immigration officials' refusal to allow him to board his flight to Germany at Manila's International Airport, Philippines on Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. The Bureau of Immigration accused Sueselbeck of being an "undesirable alien" for alleged "gross arrogance and serious disrespect to Philippine authorities" after he entered an off-limits U.S.-Philippine compound at the military's Camp Aguinaldo and pushed away a Filipino soldier in a failed attempt to meet U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in Laude's killing. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
German national Marc Sueselbeck, fiance of slain transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, lies on the ground after fainting following Bureau of Immigration officials' refusal to allow him to board his flight to Germany at Manila's International Airport, Philippines, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. The Bureau of Immigration accused Sueselbeck of being an "undesirable alien" for alleged "gross arrogance and serious disrespect to Philippine authorities" after he entered an off-limits U.S.-Philippine compound at the military's Camp Aguinaldo and pushed away a Filipino soldier in a failed attempt to meet U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in Laude's killing. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
German national Marc Sueselbeck, fiance of slain transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, lies on the ground after fainting following Bureau of Immigration officials' refusal to allow him to board his flight to Germany at Manila's International Airport, Philippines, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. The Bureau of Immigration accused Sueselbeck of being an "undesirable alien" for alleged "gross arrogance and serious disrespect to Philippine authorities" after he entered an off-limits U.S.-Philippine compound at the military's Camp Aguinaldo and pushed away a Filipino soldier in a failed attempt to meet U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in Laude's killing. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
In this Saturday Oct. 18, 2014 photo, a Filipino transgender who prefers to be named "Alexis" talks beside a picture of housemate Jennifer Laude at their home in Olongapo, Zambales province, northern Philippines. Laude was allegedly killed by U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton at a love motel. The killing of Laude, a 26-year-old transgender whose former name was Jeffrey, has sparked public anger in the Philippines and revived a debate over the U.S. military presence in a country seen by Washington as a major ally in Southeast Asia. The nations signed a new accord in April that allows greater U.S. military access to Philippine military camps, part of Washington's pivot back to Asia where it wants to counter rising Chinese might. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 photo, visitors sit next to a picture of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, center, during his wake in Olongapo, Zambales province, northern Philippines. Laude was allegedly killed by U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton at a love motel. The killing of Laude, a 26-year-old transgender whose former name was Jeffrey, has sparked public anger in the Philippines and revived a debate over the U.S. military presence in a country seen by Washington as a major ally in Southeast Asia. The sign reads: "Justice for Jeffrey S. Laude and to all the victims of US soldiers." (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
A protester displays a placard during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice in the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines the Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, a protester holds a lit candle in front of a portrait of slain Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, the day of his funeral in Olongapo city in western Philippines. U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a U.S. facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Students, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexual and Transgenders) community, stand for a minute of prayer during a rally at the University of the Philippines campus at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manil, to demand justice in the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude which also coincided with his funeral in Olongapo city in western Philippines Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a U.S. facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A lit candle is held by a protester in front of a placard during a rally to demand justice in the killing Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the University of the Philippines campus at suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a U.S. facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexual and Transgenders) community gather for a rally at the University of the Philippines campus at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, to demand justice in the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude which also coincided with his funeral in Olongapo city, western Philippines Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a U.S. facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A Filipino activist lights candles during a rally in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Thursday,Oct. 23, 2014, to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude. The suspect, U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, is now detained inside a compound at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters, easing a looming irritant over his custody, Philippine officials said.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) shout slogans during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines a Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A protester holds a mock missile during a rally at the US Embassy in Manila to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender with a U.S. Marine as a suspect Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 in the Philippines. Philippine police filed a murder complaint late Wednesday against a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States. Police Chief Inspector Gil Domingo said Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was the last person seen with the victim late Saturday, when they checked into a motel after meeting in a bar in Olongapo city northwest of Manila.(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) march away from the U.S. Embassy following a rally to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender with a U.S. Marine as a suspect, in Manila, the Philippines, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Philippine police filed a murder complaint late Wednesday against a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States. Police Chief Inspector Gil Domingo said Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was the last person seen with the victim late Saturday, when they checked into a motel after meeting in a bar in Olongapo city northwest of Manila. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippine marines guarding the Department of Foreign Affairs look at protesters as they hold a rally to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines the Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders), stand next to a scribbled message during a candlelight protest to demand justice in the killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Dozens of activists burned a mock U.S. flag as they protested at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders), hold lit candles and display messages to demand justice in the killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Dozens of activists burned a mock U.S. flag as they protested at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Tuesday, demanding that Washington hand over to the Philippines a U.S. Marine suspected in the killing of a transgender Filipino that the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) march towards the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines the Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Protesters hang a rainbow banner from the foot bridge near the US embassy during a protest over the killing on October 11, 2014 of a Filipino transgender woman named Jennifer Laude near the former US Subic naval base northwest of Manila on December 1, 2014 . American marine Joseph Scott Pemberton is being held as the main suspect in the murder which the protesters have labelled as a 'hate crime' against LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexual and Transgender) Filipinos. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO (Photo credit should read JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/24: Students hold a placard saying 'Justice for Jennifer Laude' during a protest held at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Friday. Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude was allegedy murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. (Photo by Jansen Joel C. Romero/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) tie black ribbons with their messages during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The activists demanded that Washington hand over to the Philippines the Marine implicated in the killing of Laude which the demonstrators labeled a hate crime. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/24: A transgender Filipino walks across the lit candles formed 'Justice' during a protest held at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Friday. Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude was allegedy murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. (Photo by Jansen Joel C. Romero/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Protesters stands next to a portrait of murdered transgender woman Jennifer Laude during a rally inside the campus of the state university in Manila on October 24, 2014, to coincide with her burial. A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters October 22, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/24: Students lines up lit candles during a protest held at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Friday. Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude was allegedy murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. (Photo by Jansen Joel C. Romero/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Protesters hold candles during a vigil inside the campus of the state university in Manila on October 24, 2014, to coincide with the burial of murdered transgender woman, Jennifer Laude. A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters October 22, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/24: A student holds a lit candle during a protest held at the University of the Philippines in Diliman on Friday. Jeffrey 'Jennifer' Laude was allegedy murdered by US marine Joseph Scott Pemberton. (Photo by Jansen Joel C. Romero/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Activists lay a mock coffin of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, also known as 'Jeffrey,' and light candles during a protest near the US embassy in Manila on October 24, 2014. A US Marine accused of murdering a Filipina was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters October 24, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Activists carry a mock coffin of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, also known as 'Jeffrey,' during a protest near the US embassy in Manila on October 24, 2014. A US Marine accused of murdering a Filipina was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters October 24, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Activists carry a mock coffin of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, also known as 'Jeffrey,' during a protest near the US embassy in Manila on October 24, 2014. A US Marine accused of murdering a Filipina was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters October 24, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Marilou Laude (top L), sister of murdered Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, also known as 'Jeffrey,' is helped by Jennifer Laude's boyfriend German Marc Susselbeck (in black), as she climbs the gate of the facility where Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) headquarters in Manila on October 22, 2014. A US Marine accused of murdering a Filipina was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters Wednesday, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
PASAY, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/22: Different groups of activist and protesters conduct a protest rally in front of Senate Office in Pasay City, to help Laude's family and bring justice for the crime committed by Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton an American Soldier (USMC) which is responsible for Jennifer Laude's killing. The protesters also asked for the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) permanently ban and abolish from the country. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/14: Protesters burn a mock US flag as they call for justice for the murdered transgender in Olongapo City, allegedly by a US serviceman. Protesters lead by the League of the Filipino Students trooped to the US embassy in Manila to ask for the arrest of a US serviceman, identified as Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, for allegedly killing transgender Jennifer Laude. (Photo by J Gerard Seguia/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/15: The group of activist Gabriela held a protest in front of Dept. of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Pasay City Philippines, to bring justice for the killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffry or alias Jennifer Laude by an identified U.S. Marines in Olongapo City province in the country. Identified the U.S.Troops as Pfc. Joseph Scoth Pemberton, the rallyist asked from DFA to acquire the custody of the said U.S. Soldier from the country until proven guilty of the suspect. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
German Marc Susselbeck (2nd L), boyfriend of murdered Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, also known as 'Jeffrey,' and Jennifer's sister Marilou (L) confront soldiers after climbing the gate of the facility where Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippine (AFP) headquarters in Manila on October 22, 2014. A US Marine accused of murdering a Filipina was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters on October 22, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off a US warship. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/15: The group of activist Gabriela held a protest in front of Dept. of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Pasay City Philippines, to bring justice for the killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffry or alias Jennifer Laude by an identified U.S. Marines in Olongapo City province in the country. Identified the U.S.Troops as Pfc. Joseph Scoth Pemberton, the rallyist asked from DFA to acquire the custody of the said U.S. Soldier from the country until proven guilty of the suspect. (Photo by Wilfredo Clamor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES - 2014/10/14: Protesters call for justice as they troop to the US embassy in Roxas Boulevard tuesday afternoon. Protesters lead by the League of the Filipino Students trooped to the US embassy in Manila to ask for the arrest of a US serviceman, identified as Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, for allegedly killing transgender Jennifer Laude. (Photo by J Gerard Seguia/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
A slogan 'Justice' is reflected on the spectacles of a protester during a candle light vigil inside the campus of the state university in Manila on October 24, 2014, to coincide with the burial of murdered transgender woman Jennifer Laude . A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters October 22, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be taken off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
German Marc Susselbeck (3rd L), boyfriend of murdered Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, also known as 'Jeffrey,' and Jennifer's sister Marilou (2nd L) climb over the gate of the facility where Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton is detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headquarters in Manila on October 22, 2014. A US Marine accused of murdering a Filipina was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters Wednesday, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off an American warship. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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