Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 17, 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance, November 20, 2022 at 6:30 pm

King Avenue United Methodist Church is once again hosting the Columbus Trans Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 20th, presented by T Talks, Columbus Trans Pride and TransOhio. We are also livestreaming the event on YouTube and we’ll post the link on our Facebook pages.
  • The YouTube link for the livestream will be available when the event starts on T Talks’ Facebook page:
  • This event is 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 for all trans* family, friends, and allies to attend.
  • Please plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. The program will begin at 7 pm and end by 8:30 p.m., followed by a short reception that will end at 9 p.m.

What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

"Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people -- sometimes in the most brutal ways possible -- it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice."
Gwendolyn Ann Smith, Transgender Day of Remembrance founder

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