International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Fri, 25/10/2013 - 1:52pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

 

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), has been celebrated worldwide every year since 1998.

On that day, 20th November, we memorialise the people who have been killed that year, by murder or by suicide as a result of their perceived transgendered identity.

Those people may have been transsexual, intersex, cross dressers or others, or they may have been mistaken for someone else. But their lives were ended because they did not conform to the gender roles that other people expected of them.

The TDoR began on November 28th 1998, to honour Rita Hester, whose murder on that day 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.

The Brighton Vigil will take place Sunday 24 November 2013 at 3pm at the Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Dorset Gardens, Kemptown, Brighton, BN2 1RL  The Church will be open all day for quiet reflection.

All are invited to help remember those people amongst our global trans community whose lives were ended by murder.

Information can be found here.  Alternatively you can contact Eric Page on eric.page@brighton-hove.gov.uk 

 

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