A special vigil is being in Chatham today, honouring the memory of transgender people whose lives have been lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, helping to raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.

Statistics from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) show that in schools, 16.2% of transgender students report being physically assaulted as a result of gender expression, while 32.5% experience physical harassment.

A flag raising and candle lighting ceremony is set to take place at the Civic Centre over the noon-hour.