Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014
Sparkle – National Transgender Charity
Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2014:
Sadly, this year there are 226 Trans* persons to be added to the list to be remembered, mourned and honoured at TDoR.
Since 1999 the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), takes place in November on the 20th in Manchester we hold a moments reflection on the 20th at 7pm at the National Trans* memorial in Sackville Gardens and a full service on the closest Sunday which is the 23rd this year at 4.30pm at which those Trans* people who have been victims of murder and hate crimes are remembered.
The TDOR raises public awareness of hate crimes against Trans* people, provides a space for public mourning and honours the lives of those Trans* people who might otherwise be forgotten.
Started in the USA, the TDOR is now held in many parts of the world. In the past, the TDOR took place in more than 180 cities in more than 20 countries in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
Every year in November, Transgender Europe provides a special update of the TMM results for the International Transgender Day of Remembrance so as to assist activists worldwide in raising public awareness of hate crimes against Trans* people. The TDOR 2014 update has revealed a total of 226 cases of reported killings of Trans* people from October 1st 2013 to September 30th 2014 worldwide though the true figure is unknown because of under reporting we believe the actual figure could be double this.
The figure for Trans* men and Trans* masculine murder or suicide and hate crime is currently so under reported that we cannot gain accurate figures but again it is widely believed to be in the hundreds.
Manchester’s TDoR Event
This year the event is to be held at 4.30pm in Sackville Gardens on Sunday 23rd November
This year’s event will feature Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Chorus and a solo performance by Hayley Ria Christian and speakers from Manchester City Council and the Trans* and LGB community, all are invited to attend.
This is a reflective event and non-denominational organised by Sparkle the national transgender charity.Read More