Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019 – #TDOR (Wednesday, November 20)! Every year, November 20 is officially celebrate as Happy Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor commemorate, and memorialize those who face discrimination and stigma (often on a daily basis) across the nation. We know that, transgender people have suffered various forms of abuse (and even death) for challenging the views, notions, and stereotypes around “male” and “female” identity.
Short History of Transgender Day of Remembrance:
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, to memorialize the murder of transgender woman Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts.
When is Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019?
20th November is official celebration date of Transgender Day of Remembrance.
How to celebrate Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019?
Attend candlelight vigils, food drives, and film screenings
A vigil enables you and your peers to honor those who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence. You can also start up a food drive to raise money and awareness for the transgender community.
One of the best ways to raise money and show support is to participate in a marathon or walk-a-thon that contributes to the transgender cause.
Support transgender rights groups
They include The Audre Lorde Project, Casa Ruby, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement and more. Research groups in your area that support the LGBTQ+ community, and encourage others to donate as well.
Transgender Day of Remembrance Wishes, Quotes, Greetings & Status 2019:
“Nature chooses who will be transgender; individuals don’t choose this. – Mercedes Ruehl.
“The transgender community deserves the dignity and respect that most people take for granted. – Ed Murray.
“Transgender discrimination is the civil rights issue of our time. – Joe Biden.
“Ultimately, the transgender question is about more than just sex. It’s about what it means to be human. – Russell D. Moore.