L.A.’s Day of the Dead Honors Trans Victims and Survivors

Photo: Angela Rosas. For this year’s Dia De Los Muertos, L.A.’s Trans Latin@ Coalition honored the trans members of its community who have died at the hands of violence

On any given year, L.A.’s Day of the Dead celebration is just that: A wild celebration of life and a colorful, vibrant exploration of what lies beyond the pale. This year, the Hollywood Forever-hosted event took a more somber tone, as L.A.’s Trans Latin@ Coalition took the time to host a vigil for all the trans lives the L.A. community has lost to violence over the years.

- Advertisement -

The annual celebration, involving elaborate makeup and Latinx and Chicanx-infused traditions, includes a number of altars set up by the community to honor the dead. The altars are judged at the end of the celebration, with the best altr categories being divided into “traditional,” “creative,” and “event themed.” To pay tribute to the 21 trans lives lost so far in 2017 to violence all over the country, and with a special focus on the loss of trans community members here in Los Angeles, the Trans Latin@ Coalition’s altar sought to call to attention the struggles that trans individuals must face even in the most liberal pockets of America when it comes to job security, home safety, and health care.

The altar also featured images of transgender Angelenos who are still living, thriving, and giving back to the community. It is, after all, a celebration of life and death.

As a traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on November 1, after the Halloween festivities have ended. Here in L.A., community altars are set up the weekend before Halloween to tie the two festivals together, giving Angelenos a way to celebrate, honor, and respect the recently passed.



  1. Hello there, I found your site via Google while looking for a related topic, your website came up, it looks good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  2. I not to mention my pals came following the good procedures found on the blog and then the sudden developed an awful feeling I had not expressed respect to the blog owner for those strategies. My young boys were definitely totally warmed to read them and now have clearly been enjoying these things. Thank you for turning out to be really kind and also for choosing this kind of decent subject areas most people are really desperate to discover. Our own honest apologies for not expressing gratitude to you earlier.

  3. Howdy are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

  4. Thank you for every other informative website. The place else may just I am getting that type of info written in such a perfect manner? I have a challenge that I am simply now running on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  5. Admiring the time and effort you put into your website and comprehensive information you display. It is nice to find a blog now and then that is not the same expired rehashed information. Fantastic read! We’ve bookmarked your blog and I am adding your RSS feeds to my real estate development companies webpage.

  6. I’m really interested to understand just what website platform you’re working with? I’m experiencing a few small safety challenges with my latest website dealing with best movers and packers mumbai and I’d like to find one thing far more safe. Are there any strategies?

  7. I was speaking to a good friend of my own regarding this article and also about online movie sites as well. I do believe you made some great points in this case, we’re also looking forward to continue reading information from you.

  8. Al Hadi AC Refrigration and Repairing is committed to giving your ACs a new lease of life. We have a team of experienced professionals which has serviced more than a 1000 units, much to the satisfaction of our clients. The effort at Al Hadi has always been to service a call in the shortest span of time and to close it with a happy client. The referrals we get is a testimony to our work. Try our services today!

  9. Hey there! This is my first comment on your site so I simply wanted to say a fast hello and say I really enjoy reading through your articles. Can you suggest any other sites which deal with real estate jobs? I am also pretty keen on this thing! Thank you!

  10. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one these days..

  11. I actually arrived over here from a different web address on the subject of top movers and packers and imagined I might check this out. I enjoy what I see so now I”m following you. Looking forward to going over the website yet again.

  12. Howdy! This is my very first reply on this site so I simply wanted to say a quick shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your posts. Can you suggest any other sites that cover best house designs? I am likewise really keen on that! Thanks a lot!

  13. I’m truly enjoying the design of your website. Do you come across any web browser interface issues? Some of my blog visitors have complained regarding my how to use excel website not operating the right way in Internet Explorer but seems fantastic in Firefox. Do you have any kind of ideas to help correct that problem?

  14. Appreciating the hard work you invested in your blog and in depth details you present. It’s good to find a blogging site from time to time which is just not the same outdated re-written stuff. Wonderful read! We have saved your website and I’m adding the RSS feeds to our videoconferencing website.

  15. There are definitely a whole lot of particulars like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice level to convey up. I supply the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly there are questions just like the one you deliver up where an important factor will probably be working in sincere good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged round things like that, but I’m sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game. Each boys and girls feel the influence of only a second’s pleasure, for the remainder of their lives.

  16. ANPC is a free nation for and by the living men and women of the earth. This Private Nation is a grassroots association based out of Indonesia having its own International Charter, Peace Treaty, Constitution, Rules of conduct and has adopted the Declaration of Human Rights. These Treaties have been Registered by International Notice to the Hague and World Court as well as other agencies worldwide. The entire goal and mission of ANPC is WORLD PEACE and freedom for all the nationals of the world, focusing on a peaceful gathering together of all tribes and nations. Our living men and women are to live as Peaceful Inhabitants on the land, striving always to create a better world today and for future generations.

  17. I’m impressed, I must say. Really not often do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, you could have hit the nail on the head. Your thought is excellent; the issue is something that not sufficient people are talking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled throughout this in my seek for something referring to this.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here