A flag has been raised outside City Hall in Bristol - for the Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Daryn Carter, the director of Bristol Pride Festival, told ITV News why the day is so important:
A transgender woman from Trowbridge who was at the ceremony said that while being trans is easier than it used to be, days like this are of supreme importance in terms of raising awareness.
Cheryl added that it's an "amazing change" in society that now young children are able to go to primary school in their correct gender.
But she feels there's still lots that need to be done.
Hear how being transgender has affected her life:
A WORLDWIDE ISSUE
As well as workplace discrimination and public harassment, prejudice against trans people can be even more serious - and have tragic and fatal consequences.
A tragic example emerged overnight - Vicky Thomson killed herself after being sent to a male prison.
Earlier this year many joined a campaign after Bath trans woman Tara Hudson was sent to an all-male Bristol prison. She has now been moved to the female Eastwood Park.