The Rainbow Task Force of the Unitarian Church in Westport and members of the community on Wednesday will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance.

The ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. in the church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, memorializes individuals who have died throughout the world in the previous year because of transgender hatred.

A tradition inspired by the Allston, Mass., vigil for slain transsexual Rita Hester in 1998, the day has become a worldwide rallying point and is observed in more than 185 cities in more than 20 countries.

For more information, contact Amy Rose, For information about the Rainbow Task Force contact David Vita,