This and Every TDOR: Remember Rita Hester

Rita Hester — Courtesy of John Freda
Rita Hester — Courtesy of John Freda
Rita Hester sits at an outdoor restaurant and looks directly at the camera, wearing strings of pearls and her hair styled high on her head. A waiter in a black vest is serving a table in the background. This is a photo of a photo. The original photographer is not mentioned. This image was captured by Jesse Costa of WBUR.
Rita Hester sits at an outdoor restaurant and looks directly at the camera, wearing strings of pearls and her hair styled high on her head. A waiter in a black vest is serving a table in the background. This is a photo of a photo. The original photographer is not mentioned. This image was captured by Jesse Costa of WBUR.
Rita Hester sits at an outdoor restaurant. (This is a photo of a photo owned by the Hester family. The original photographer is not known. This image was captured by Jesse Costa of WBUR.)
“In Memory of Rita,” written and performed first on GenderTalk Radio by my friend, transgender advocate Nancy Nangeroni.
Portrait photo of Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR who has a mustache and goatee, wears glasses and a navy blazer with a tie.
Portrait photo of Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR who has a mustache and goatee, wears glasses and a navy blazer with a tie.
Diego Miguel Sanchez, APR

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