Jersey City recognizes transgender community with awareness week

Posted: Updated:
JERSEY CITY -

Jersey City officials are recognizing the city’s transgender residents, with its first annual Transgender Awareness Week.

Mayor Steve Fulop says the city will partner with the Hudson Pride Center to recognize the awareness week running from Nov. 12 to Nov. 19, and leading up to the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20. 

The awareness week will both celebrate transgender and gender non-conforming people, and seek to address the challenges the community faces.

RELATED: Science Says: Sex and gender aren't the same
RELATED:
Advocates rally against reported plan targeting transgender people
RELATED: New Jersey sets guidance for transgender students

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 to memorialize people killed in acts of anti-transgender violence and to draw attention to continued violence and prejudice directed against the transgender community.

Hudson Pride is the only full-service LGBTQ community center in New Jersey.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."