4-Be an advocate when you can
VI. In Memory
To honor those who have been murdered because of their perceived gender identity we list their
names here. We express love and respect for these victims in the face of national indifference
Blurb for the back of the book:
Gwendolyn Ann Smith has been an activist for trans rights since 1992. She founded Transgender
Day of Remembrance in 1999 which now happens every year across the world on November
20th. From the early battles with American Online to allow the words “transgender” in their
chatrooms, to her work as a columnist for the Bay Area Reporter, Gwen has been working since
she was twenty-five to make life for trans identified people better. When talking about her work,
Gwen says, “ I can live in fear or I can live my life. Living a life is generally a better thing.”
She is brave, devoted, and trans/active.
The author’s proceeds from the sale of this book will go directly to help the trans community.
Funds will be donated to:
Trans Lifeline: https://www.translifeline.org/
National Center for Transgender Equality (http://www.transequality.org/
Transgender Law Center https://transgenderlawcenter.org/
Blurb about the author: (I need some sort of headshot, I’ll get on that).
Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Sophia Cecelia Leveque graduated from Wake Forest University in 2016. She currently lives in
Dublin, Ireland where she is studying for her master’s in library and information science at
University College Dublin. She hopes to write more books one day.