Brighton & Hove’s trans communities and allies came together for Trans Day of Remembrance yesterday (Sunday, November 19), which was an opportunity to remember trans community members who have died over the past year. A new report has revealed 320 trans and gender diverse people were murdered between October 2022 and September 2023.
People gathered in Brighton’s Jubilee Square to listen to a moving performance from Brighton’s LGBTQ+ choir, the Rainbow Chorus – who performed the beautiful Chosen Family – and there was a digital name ritual and a community lunch served.
The grassroots event was organised collaboratively by some of Brighton & Hove trans/TNBI groups (The Clare Project, Trans Pride Brighton & Hove, Trans Sober, Navigate) with support from allied LGBTQ+ organisations/networks (Ledward Centre and BHCC LGBT Staff Network).
Brighton & Hove City Council is to fly trans flags from Brighton Town Hall and Hove Town Hall today to honour the memory of people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence and raise awareness of the immense suffering and harm caused by transphobia.