Transgender Day of Remembrance, held annually on November 20, was founded after the 1998 murder of Rita Hester, Transgender Day of Remembrance honours the memories of those who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence and hate. The loss of transgender and gender non-conforming community members’ lives, including as a result of violence and hate, often goes unreported (or misreported) in the media.
Transgender Day of Remembrance serves to raise awareness about anti-transgender violence.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time for us to collectively remember the lives of community members we have lost. This day also reminds us how important it is to affirm, support, and celebrate the livelihoods of transgender and gender non-conforming people in our families and communities.
Come along to light a candle, read a poem or prayer and to remember and honour the lives we have lost in the past year.
St John the Baptist is the Church behind the Guildhall in Cathedral Square.
Bookings are closed for this event.