Brighton & Hove communities will be holding a Digital Vigil to mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) at 7pm on Friday, November 20 – a day to memorialise those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Although not every person represented during TDoR self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of violence based on bias against transgender people.
Join online to honour the trans lives that have been lost this year and raise awareness of anti-trans violence in our communities.
TDoR raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and publicly mourns and honours the lives of transgender people who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect in the face of national indifference and hatred. TDoR gives transgender people and their allies a chance to step forward and stand in vigil, memorialising those who’ve died by anti-transgender violence.
The names on the list of deaths only contains those deaths known to the transgender community or that have been reported to the media. TDoR is held in November to honour Rita Hester, whose murder kicked off the Remembering Our Dead web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved
Join the Brighton & Hove communities at the virtual vigil in support of TDoR – a day for communities to remember and honour the trans and gender-variant lives that have been lost this year due to anti-transgender violence.
Here is the community information for TDoR 2020, the events run Friday, November 20 through to next Wednesday evening.
All events are ran by community members, for community members, with allies welcome on Friday, November 20 only.
For more info or to find out how to join these online events, please check the Facebook page here or email your request to sign up to any events: firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp The Clare Project on 07464 229395 to receive the Zoom link.
You can also message The Clare Project + QTIPoC Narratives via social media.