Tonight, LGBTQ+ groups from around Berkshire County will gather to observe the Third Annual Berkshire Trans Day of Remembrance at St. Stephens Church in Pittsfield. The internationally recognized event began in 1999 in Allston when Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, memorialized the murder of a fellow transgender woman. It’s the first of three related events happening in the Berkshires this month. Kenneth Mercure is the director of the Berkshire Rainbow Seniors group and is on the board of the Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition. They spoke with WAMC.