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New York Landmarks Lit In Pink, White & Blue To Honor Transgender Day Of Remembrance

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- New York landmarks were lit up to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday.

Thirteen landmarks, including One World Trade Center and Penn Station, were illuminated in pink, white and blue to honor transgender people who have lost their lives to violence.

"Here in New York, we are committed to being a place where transgender individuals can experience the values of belonging, respect, and dignity. As Governor, I will continue fighting for our transgender community, to build a New York where every one of us can live free from fear of discrimination or violence," Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement.

Mayor Bill de Blasio also tweeted about the day, saying, "In New York City, we know and affirm that everyone has a right to their identity, that our trans community deserves dignity, justice and respect."

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