Transgender Day of Remembrance is Sunday, November 20, 2016 – Take action now
Transgender Day of Remembrance has been established to honor and remember those who have been killed as a result of transphobic and anti-trans hate or prejudice. Every year vigils, events and special gatherings are held to honor these lost voices. On November 28th, 1998 Rita Hester was murdered in a cold case which sparked “Remembering Our Dead” in San Francisco in 1999 which inspired events years after and evolving into TDOR.
Take Action Today:
Transgender Day of Remembrance website
Visit the TDOR website and learn more about why we remember trans lives and how you can take action today and everyday.
Activate campus organizing
Organize events on campus this month using the Campus Pride Speakers Bureau and trans resources. Use transgender and non-binary specific resources online and create change on campus.
Watch MTV “Transformation” Doc
MTV features “Transformation” -a documentary about a group of transgender teens and young adults struggling to find the resources, safety, and confidence to express their gender identity. With 45% of young transgender people having reportedly attempted suicide in the United States alone, non-binary stylist Madin Lopez has made it their business to provide life-altering, gender-affirming makeovers. Watch the full episode online.
Order your FREE Purple Backpack Resource Guide
The Lil’ Purple Backpack is the perfect resource guide for student leaders and activists. This 60+ page booklets covers topics including transgender and non-binary resources, leadership and advocacy, college search and prep & more. Order yours free today.
Be a Transgender Advocate & Ally
Here are 16 Ways to be a Trans Ally written by Prin Luis, University of South Florida.
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