SALT LAKE CITY — Today, 320 flags were planted at the Salt Lake City and County Building in a touching tribute to transgender people who were murdered around the world this year.
It was just one of many events planned in the city for Transgender Awareness Week.
Transgender Education Advocates of Utah is teaming up with Project Rainbow and other partners around the state to create events aimed at raising transgender awareness and help people in the community.
“Each one of these flags is a person who was lost to violence. It's a kick in the gut... It's sad," said Rebecca Green, the chair of Transgender Education Advocates of Utah. "It just underscores how much trans folks need our community to come together and look out for us."
The flags will be displayed all this week. Other events planned for the week include a virtual job fair and a virtual memorial planned for Friday, which is Transgender Day of Remembrance. The memorial will be available at teaofutah.org.