Today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, which was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in the United States. The day serves to memorialise those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people across the planet. To mark the day Future Media News contacted Linda Baumann an activist for the rights of women, and the LGBTQI community who asked Namibians to remember that transgender people are still people.