Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence
What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
"Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice." -Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith
Reposted From: GLAAD: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Image Credit: https://www.glaad.org/tdor
SELECT virtual tdor events in canada
TDOR 2020: Open to Expression
Nov. 20 @ 4pm (Yukon Time)
Hosted by: UBC Okanagan
Open to Expression is focused on community, resilience, and the exploration of gender and identity through diverse expressions of art. Drawing from our local context on the unceded, traditional territory of the Syilx Peoples, TDOR kick off the event with a discussion on art as a medium for gender expression and the exploration of resilience, pain, and joy. The discussion will be followed by an open mic where individuals can choose to read poetry, essays and short stories, perform a music, drag, and spoken word piece, and/ or create a live visual art piece.
Trans Day of Remembrance Online Vigil
Fri. Nov. 20 @ 12pm (Yukon Time)
Facilitated by Victoria Bucholtz
Hosted by Queer Education Foundation (Calgary)
Watch online (Facebook Live) at: https://www.facebook.com/Queer-Education-Foundation-112014950656968
TDOR 2020: 2Spirit Transgender Day of Remembrance
Fri. Nov. 20, 2020 @ 6:30pm (YUKON TIME)
Calling of Names
Sponsored by Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc. and Manitoba Moon Voices Inc.
Register by email at: email@example.com
About queer yukon society
Queer Yukon Society supports, promotes, and organizes events for the LGBTQ2S+ community and our allies in Whitehorse, Yukon. Officially incorporated in 2018, Queer Yukon has been organizing Yukon Pride since 2013, as well as many other events to bring together LGBTQ2S+ and allied Yukoners to build a strong and vibrant community.