Posted on Since the Transgender Day of Remembrance TDOR , in which trans people remember those trans people who have been murdered, has been held annually in November. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, who was murdered on November 28th The Transgender Day of Remembrance is held to raise public awareness of hate crimes against trans people, to provide a space for publicly mourning and honoring the lives of those trans people who might otherwise be forgotten.
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The Transgender Day of Remembrance TDoR , also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance , has been observed annually from its inception on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in by Gwendolyn Ann Smith , a transgender woman ,  to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. In , TDoR was observed in over cities throughout more than 20 countries. Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives from November 20 of the former year to November 20 of the current year,  and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, dedicated church services, marches, art shows, food drives and film screenings.
Jump to navigation Skip navigation. Then, on Nov. Being visible as a mixed person who carries a lot of identities allows me a lot of privilege to open the door for conversation. What colors my experience in this life pushes me to fight for my community. A lot of people only see one kind of Trans person and don't recognize how beautiful and diverse our community is.
No one should be subjected to violence simply because of their gender identity or expression. No one should be denied the basic rights that enable their safety and security. No one should consider taking their own life to escape harassment and bullying. Please join with us on this day to remember our departed friends, loved ones, and community members.