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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November - 20 - 2024


Memorializes those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and aims to raise awareness about hate crimes against transgender people.

Event Region:


Effected commuinity :

Transgender community

Origin of Event:

Created by Gwendolyn Ann Smith to honor the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman. Initiated in 1999.

Social and Political Sensitivities:

Conversations can touch on sensitive topics, including gender identity, hate crimes, and social prejudices.

Transgender Day of Remembrance
Some ideas to mark

1) Hold a candlelight vigil
2) Screen documentaries about transgender issues
3) Host a panel discussion with transgender activists
4) Share educational materials
5) Encourage employees to wear transgender pride colors

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