Leeds Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) happening on Tuesday (20 November 2018) is an annual observance that honours the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  A number of events including a candlelit vigil will be held to honour all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence this year.

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From 6pm – 7.45pm there will be refreshments and a buffet at the Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street Entrance followed by speakers from various agencies and organisations that are committed to supporting our trans and non-binary communities.  Then at 8pm there will be a candlelit vigil at Park Square, led by members of the local trans and non-binary community.

This event is open for all to attend to reflect and pay respects.

Joni Clark, from the Leeds non-binary community, comments:

“Every year on the 20th November, trans and non-binary communities come together to honour and mourn those of us who have been lost to transphobic violence and suicide. After a year of mounting hostility towards our community, it’s especially poignant to remember the very real loss that comes as a result, and to reaffirm our commitment to honour the dead, and fight for the living.”


One Reply to “Leeds Transgender Day of Remembrance”

  1. I am proud to support this. Trans rights are human rights. Sensationalist headlines in the gutter press are helping to cause the hatred that trans people are experiencing.

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