Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is held annually on the 20th of November to honour & remember trans people who lost their lives.
The number of people who lost their lives to anti-transgender violence rose. We need to remember that many cases are not reported or recognised due to misgendering, institutional indifference and lack of legal recognition of trans people. Trans people are loved by friends, families, partners and communities. An attack on trans people is an attack on everyone.
BSUH NHS Trust will hold services at the chapels in PRH and RSCH from 1pm. All staff are welcome to attend. There will be readings and if you would like to contribute to the service please contact us.
Extract from BSUH TDOR service 2018 and associated documents
“On this Transgender Day of Remembrance, we think of those lost to anti-transgender violence and transphobia across the world. Many are harmed daily due to anti-trans rhetoric and institutional transphobia. In countries where some of us are from, we remember when we were unable to grieve openly for trans family, friends and partners, but we always hold them in our hearts.”
Thank you to Rev. Peter Wells for overseeing the service.