On Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), 20 November, we remember and honour trans and gender-diverse people whose lives were taken away from us.
Trans Day of Remembrance
TDoR honors the lives of trans and gender diverse people who died worldwide. By remembering them we not only acknowledge the persistence of hatred against us, but also our unwavering commitment to dismantle it.
In 2018, trans and gender diverse activists will come together twice in the space of 1 month to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20) and to call for another International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization (October 21). This concurrence speaks loudly and clearly about the past, present and future of our communities and movements.
20th November 2017 is Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR). In the past 12 months, there were 325 reported murders of trans and gender-diverse people globally. However, trans and gender-diverse people are killed not only by active violence, but also by passive violence endemic in social, economic, political, medical and legal structures. This year, GATE calls on the global trans communities and our allies to remember that violence toward trans people is intersectional. Remember that we cannot stop fighting until trans people are respected and protected by society and by our governments. Remember that the fight still continues.