Friday, March 24, 2023

Transgender Day of Remembrance to take place this Sunday

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, The LGBT Life Center, the Transgender Assistance Program of Virginia, MASS, and New Life MCC are organizing a day of justice, hope, celebration, and uplifting the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming communities of Hampton Roads.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), also known as the International Transgender Day of Remembrance, has been observed annually since 1999 on November 20 as a day to memorialize those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. The day was founded to draw attention to the continued violence endured by transgender people.

“Transgender Day of Remembrance Hampton Roads is more important than ever this year, with several states putting forth legislation that directly harm transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, specifically youth,” said Tyler Neal with the LGBT Life Center.

TDOR Hampton Roads returns in-person this year for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in part thanks to the generosity and support of Norfolk’s New Life MCC in Norfolk. This year’s event will feature a candle-light vigil honoring the trans+ individuals lost to senseless violence in 2022, speakers, and community resources.

TDOR is from 7-8 PM at New Life MCC in Norfolk. For those looking for a virtual option, the event will be live streamed on Facebook and Zoom.

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