SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The city of Spokane is observing a Transgender Day of Remembrance, honoring the transgender lives lost to violence across the nation.

KREM-TV says the event is being observed Monday.

Ian Sullivan is the director of the Odyssey Youth Center in Spokane, a place for LGBTQ youth to relax. He says a city day of remembrance is a step in the right direction for Spokane.

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Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/