Thursday: Seven things to do today

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TRANSGENDER REMEMBRANCE: With a theme of “Community Uniting for a Greater Cause,” the Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place at 7 p.m. at the State Capitol. The annual event is a vigil for transgender people who have died or been killed for who they are. For more about the event, go here.

OUT & EQUAL: The new resource group for gay employees hosts a launch party at 7 p.m. at Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station. Out & Equal Atlanta is the 13th affiliate of the national organization. The lineup tonight includes lesbian radio jockette Melissa Carter, restauranteur and gay actor Mitchell Anderson and Ronald Moore, a longtime gay activist in Atlanta who will receive the group’s Outie-Atlanta Lifetime Achievement Award.

NETWORKING: The Atlanta Executive Network hosts its monthly gathering, which opens the doors at 5:45 p.m. at Trois. On tap for the session are two of the city’s top restauranteurs, Bob Amick and Todd Rushing, who are the force behind spots popular with the gays including One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks and Trois.

FLAG FOOTBALL: The National Flag Football League of Atlanta closes its fall season with its championship game at Mozley Park. Kick off is 7 p.m. To see what you’ve been missing, view the photo galleries here, and here.

HOOPS: Join the ladies of the Decatur Women’s Sports League as their winter season continues. Games begin at 6 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center.

SPOKEN WORD: Charis Books & More and Cliterati pair up for their monthly evening of open mic and reading to help cultivate the voices of authors, novices, poets and others. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

FIRE: There are some firefighting hunks up for auction tonight at 7 p.m. during the “Hunks & Heroes Bachelor Auction and Celebration.” The event raises funds for the Atlanta Fire Foundation. Ticket prices were listed at $50, but word from the Park Tavern, which hosts the event, is that owner Paul Smith is dropping the ticket cost as his show of appreciation for firefighters that battled a blaze this week at one of his other venues.

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