PWN-USA Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

TDOR artwork courtesy of Forward Together. Visit their page for more artwork and writing by trans artists!

Today, November 20, is the National Transgender Day of Remembrance, or TDOR as it is commonly called. The transgender community, especially transgender women of color and particularly those of African descent, are being killed at alarming rates, and society at large has yet to provide an accurate response to the violence inflicted upon our trans siblings.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester. Typically, a TDOR memorial includes reading of the names of those who lost their lives to violence throughout the year and may include candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings and marches.

A list of events being held in honor of TDOR around the country can be found by clicking here.

Artwork by Amir Khadar, courtesy of Forward Together

2017-11-20T17:50:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|human rights, Trans Justice, Violence|0 Comments

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