A candle-lit vigil for the victims of transgender hate crime will be held today.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance wil be marked at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church in Brighton between 2.30pm and 5pm.

The candle-lit vigil hosted by the Clare Project will be accompanied by the reading of names of the victims of transgender hate crime over the past year.

LGBT liaison officer AliJay Lawrence and PC Rich Bridger from Kemp Town Neighbourhood Policing Team are attending this second annual event.

Ali-Jay said: "Rich and I will be there on behalf of Sussex Police to show our support for the Transgender Day of Remembrance, which remembers those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.

“It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and allows us to publicly mourn and honour the lives of those who died. The Day of Remembrance also gives everyone, including non-transgender people, a chance to show their support.”