Transgender victims honored at vigil held at capitol

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Dozens gathered at the state capitol in Harrisburg Sunday night in observance of the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

A candlelight vigil was held in memory of every transgender person murdered in the past year.

Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine is the highest-ranking openly transgender public official in the country. She spoke about how the transgender society is just looking for acceptance within the community.

Levine said so far in 2016, 26 transgender people have been killed in the U.S.

"I think that this is really almost a solemn event. I think we are remembering and celebrating those individuals' lives. But in addition I think that this event demonstrates the importance of non-discrimination legislation," she said.

Levine said there has been some progress for LGBT rights, but there's still much more to be made.