WARRINGTON Borough Council has marked Transgender Day of Remembrance in a fitting way.

Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place on November 20 every year, and began in 1999.

It is held annually to remember those who have lost their lives due to transphobia.

According to Transrespect versus Transphobia, there were 321 trans and gender-diverse people reported as murdered between October 2022 and September 2023.

The report suggests that 94 per cent of victims were trans women.

Transrespect versus Transphobia says: "These numbers are just a small glimpse into the reality on the ground. 

"Most cases worldwide continue to go unreported. Those that are reported receive very little attention. 

"The Trans Murder Monitoring data does not include all reported cases worldwide, as not all trans and gender-diverse murder victims are identified as trans or gender diverse in reports of their death.

"These figures must therefore be understood in the specific social, political, economic, and historical contexts in which they occur."

Marking the day on social media, Warrington Borough Council wrote: "Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance.

"We remember and honour the memory of transgender people whose lives have been lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence."

The council has raised the trans flag at Warrington Town Hall as a mark of respecting the day of remembrance.