Transgender Day of Remembrance

Posted by rmt22 at Nov 19, 2019 03:35 PM |
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on 20 November, that honours the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

We are flying the Transgender Flag today to remember and honour these lives.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance gives allies a chance to step forward and show support to transgender people, including our colleagues and students, as a way of acknowledging and opposing all forms of transgender discrimination and hate.

Transgender Day Of Remembrance is a day for us to remember and honour the lives of transgender people who were murdered, victims of transphobia and hate crime. On this day we have to reflect on how our actions as a society are affecting transgender people, and how damaging the restrictions and rights we put around their existence can be for them.

A total of 2982 trans people were reported killed in 72 countries between January 2008 and September 2018, and this is just the cases that have been reported. Some of these cases don’t go reported, and some are not even investigated, because our justice system constantly fails the Transgender community, especially Trans People of Colour, and this is just to show the level of violence that they go through.

We need to look at our language, support and be active bystanders, making sure that not only at our institution, but everywhere else, Transgender students and the people around us, feel safe, feel represented, and that they have a place to go to for support.

As an Institution, we need to make a pledge that we are going to ensure safety and support for our transgender students, and that we have a duty to listen to their concerns and act on them. A vigil will be held on 20 November 6-7pm in the George Davies Centre Room 0.31.
Tony Magaia, SU Equality and Liberation Officer

 

The University of Leicester is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all members of our community are treated with dignity and respect. Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember and honour those who lost their lives and we stand together as a University in solidarity, supporting trans people and raising awareness of trans rights.
Professor Nishan Canagarajah, President and Vice-Chancellor

 

More information about the Transgender Day of Remembrance is available at their website.

For more information and support:

Leicester LGBT Centre

University LGBT+ Staff Forum

University SU LGBTQ+ Society

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