Transgender Day of Remembrance: ‘You need to get to know us’

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than 100 people gathered at the Richmond Community Center Sunday to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The annual day remembers transgender people who have been murdered.

Many victims' names were read aloud during the vigil, including William D. Norwood, a transgender woman who was killed two weeks ago in a shooting on Hull Street Road.

“You need to get to know us, to understand what this is all about,” Bethany Pahl said. “And leave the Jerry Springer's and shows of that nature, which has no reality in our world.”

Transgender Day of Remembrance is celebrated every Nov. 20.