Honoring Transgender Day of Remembrance

Good morning, Fall River! Today is Sunday, Nov. 21. Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is this week! Many of you are likely planning feasts, but if you don't feel like cooking this year, here are some restaurants from around the SouthCoast that are open on Thanksgiving Day. No muss, no fuss, no washing dishes.

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Sunday Reads

This week's Sunday Read is about a show of solidarity for this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance on Saturday. The SouthCoast LGBTQ+ Network and Fall River Pride honored the more than 43 transgender and gender non-conforming individuals killed in the United States in 2021, for Transgender Day of Remembrance.

“We want everyone in the trans community to know we see you, we hear you, and we are here for you," said Traci Welch, events committee chairperson for The South Coast LGBTQ+ Network, in a press release.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, in 2021, at least 43 transgender individuals have been killed (nine more than in 2020). Welch said this staggering statistic and the "alarming number" of anti-trans bills introduced all across the country are the main reasons to have an event such as this to show support for the transgender and nonbinary community.

Read more here about this year's Transgender Day of Remembrance, as well as the support programs and events offered by the SouthCoast LGBTQ+ Network and Fall River Pride.

Nov. 20, 2021 is Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov. 20, 2021 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Holiday specialty farmers market

Food vendors, makers and artisan handmade products will be featured at a holiday specialty farmers market on Saturday, Nov. 27, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts. With over 40 local vendors and makers, shoppers will be sure to find something for everyone on their holiday shopping list, from vegan pasta and vegan donuts, to local honey and fresh biscotti.

Sweet Babylon at Boneheads Live

Fall River-based band Sweet Babylon is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special show on Saturday Nov. 27 where it all started — in the band's hometown — at Boneheads Live. Learn more, right here.


Your three-day forecast.
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This article originally appeared on The Herald News: The Herald News Daily Briefing newsletter Nov 21 2021