Tuesday, November 13, 2007

International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Sunday 18th November marks the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. This will be the ninth year that a day has been set aside to honour the memory of all those transpeople killed by violence every year and to affirm our resolve to report transphobic crime. Over 400 people are named as having been killed, with many more remaining unknown.

A vigil will take place in Manchester in Sackville Park (off Canal Street, Manchester) at 3.45pm. The One Minute’s Silence and reading of the names of the deceased will take place at 4pm by the Beacon of Hope. This will take place by candlelight so please bring a candle and holder if you are able to. The event will be followed by refreshments. All are welcome. People should feel free to bring a reading, flowers or another appropriate memento. Contact tgdor@morf.org.uk or 07790 352471 for more information.

A service will take place in London from 2.30pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, London. As in previous years, this event will be held in the secular Chapel Space and will consist of readings, music and an opportunity to honour and remember our trans brothers and sisters. If you would like to read or speak at the event, please contact info@transfabulous.co.uk. There is time to spend together after the service. Tea will be provided but any cakes are most welcome. www.transfabulous.co.uk

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