Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Wednesday, November 20. Honoring the memory of people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

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 that year.

The observance was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Participate in TDOR by attending or organizing a vigil on November 20 to honor all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence that year.  Vigils are typically hosted by local transgender advocates or LGBTQ organizations, and held at community centers, parks, places of worship and other venues. The vigil often involves reading a list of the names of those who died that year. 

This year’s TDOR program will take place on Wednesday, November 20 at the Center for Early Education in West Hollywood (563 N. Alfred St. West Hollywood, CA 90048.) There will be a pre-program reception at 6pm with the program starting at 6:30pm. 

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