To me it says (whether intended or not) several messages:
- Organisers of such events either are too ignorant, or or don't give a fuck about trans events and issues;
- There is an erroneous assumption on the part of some folk, that trans issues can be submerged in the greater cause against generalised discrimination against GLBTI types (one version I heard was "once we win equality you won't have to worry about gender any more"); and
- The Day of Remembrance event is not publicised enough.
Pissed off over this! To me it just feels like being told "forget about your dead - this is more important!"