Remembering to End the Repetition
Remembering to End the Repetition

11/20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20 annually) is an important part of the life of transgender communities around the world. It is also increasingly being recognized by allies in LGBT organizations, faith communities, and other fields. has verified and listed 68 Transgender murders committed since November 21, 2012. A remembrance of these lives lost will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.


How to Observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance:

Resources from Standing on the Side of Love of the UUA.

Find a Transgender Day of Remembrance event near you.

Transgender Day of Remembrance FAQ and observance guide. (From the Transfaith website) This toolkit is intended to resource faith communities and other Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) organizers in planning TDOR observances. By gathering all of these materials together in one place, we hope to nurture the growing international community of solidarity that honors this important day.

Learn More About the Transgender Day of Remembrance:

The Transgender Day of Remembrance  (TDoR)was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 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. (From

The TDoR is held annually on 20 November, and has evolved from a web-based project started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith into an international day of action. In 2010, TDoR was observed in over 185 cities throughout more than 20 countries. (From


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