Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance and the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week. First organized in 1998 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, it began as a candlelight vigil to memorialize Rita Hester, a transgender who was murdered, and to raise awareness of crimes of hate against the transgender community. Exact numbers are hard to come by but it is estimated that over 800 transgendered people worldwide have lost their lives to violence since 2008.
Once on the fringes of society, Transgenderism is becoming more and more mainstream in the US. Both male to female transgenders such as Candis Coyne, and female to male such as Chaz Bono are frequently seen on TV and in magazines, and a vibrant transgender community exists on both coasts.
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The Historical Inebriant: The Girls Night Out Cocktail
1 oz Archers® peach schnapps
1 oz Archers® cranberry schnapps
1 oz Archers® lime schnapps
8 oz lemonade
1 oz grenadine syrup
The recipe comes from England hence the Archers brand references.
Pour each of the Archers flavors into a highball glass. Fill with lemonade, add a shot of grenadine, and serve.