Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (#TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 honoring the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Many Unitarian Universalist congregations celebrate and recognize important days in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) calendar, planning services and joining community events in support of the Transgender Day of Remembrance and other LGBT witness opportunities.

In November 1998, Rita Hester was murdered for being transgender. Her murder has yet to be solved. A year later in the city of San Francisco, a candlelight vigil marked Rita’s death and others who had died for simply being or being seen as transgender.

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  • Yes, There's No Binary (WorshipWeb)
    By David Breeden
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Agnosticism, Dignity, Direct Experience, Gender, Humanism, Identity, Inclusion, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Secular, Self-Respect, Sexuality, Unitarian Universalism


  • Humanity's Psalm (WorshipWeb)
    By Cynthia Frado
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Atheism, Connections, Direct Experience, Diversity, God, Identity, Inclusion, Individualism, Integrity, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Reverence, Secular, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb


  • Praise to you, the web that connects us to each other (WorshipWeb)
    By Amy Zucker Morgenstern
    Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Community, Connections, Hinduism, Inclusion, Journey, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, LGBTQ Welcome & Equality, Unitarian Universalism
  • Prayer for Hopelessness (WorshipWeb)
    By Audette Fulbright Fulson
    Tagged as: Activism, Brokenness, Despair, Grief, Justice, Solidarity, Trauma
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance Prayer (WorshipWeb)
    By Sunshine Jeremiah Wolfe
    Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Gender, Identity, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Suffering, Violence, Wholeness
  • Prayer for Our Trancestors (WorshipWeb)
    By Laura Conkle
    Tagged as: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Worship, WorshipWeb


  • For Pride (WorshipWeb)
    By Lois Van Leer
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Inclusion, Joy, Justice, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer, Sexuality

Responsive Reading

  • We Bear Witness (WorshipWeb)
    By Amy Brooks
    Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Anti-Oppression, Choice, Conscience, Courage, Diversity, Empathy, Freedom, Gender, Identity, Unitarian Universalism