Why…it is simply the day that the decimation of transgendered people by violence, rape and murder is mourned, and the victims are remembered.
As a point of fact, know this: for the ratio of violence against trans women to the overall transwoman population to be equivocal for cis gendered women, there would have to be over 2.2 million acts of rape, violence, and murder every year.
Imagine the outcry.
But a few transwomen who are brutally beaten, and then their memory fouled and polluted with painting them as deserving what happened…meh, who cares?
thus Trans remembrance day.
Find a place in your city where there is a memorial going on…attend it, and let the horror really get inside your heart.