Tobi Hill-Meyer

Trans Day of Remembrance

Filed By Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 19, 2008 4:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Day of Remembrance, trans

Tomorrow is the Tenth International Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to memorialize the trans people who have been killed due to anti-trans hatred or prejudice. Events will be happening all over. Look around your local community listings to see where an event is near you. Considering that three more names have been added to the list since election day this moment for coming together as a community to support each other feels even more important.

Whether you can find an event or vigil in your area or not, there are plenty of online spaces for mourning and reflecting on the deaths. See more below the cut for just a few.

The official website has information about the day of remembrance in general, and is the home of the list that is put out every year of the trans people who's deaths were recorded and reported in the media. They also have information about past events, community statements, and other information.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance Webcomic Project links to several different trans or trans focused web comics that made specific day of remembrance comics.

And there are also a few Day of Remembrance YouTube videos.

Tribute for the Transgender day of Remembrance, 2008

iPhone users: Click to watch

In Memory of Rita

iPhone users: Click to watch

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Karen Collett | November 19, 2008 4:28 PM

The official website is actually at

Thanks for the clarification. It seems to have moved from the original site and I got redirected by an email to the one I posted first. It's changed to link to this site now.

Dallas, Texas U.S.A.

The Dallas /Ft. Worth Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will be hosted by Out & Equal DFW Affiliate (O&E-DFW), Gender Advocacy and Education Resource (GEAR), the Resource Center of Dallas (RC Dallas), and sponsored by the SMU Women’s Center for Gender and Pride Initiatives . We will gather at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on the SMU Campus on Thursday, 20-Nov-2008 at 6:30 with the observance starting at 7:00. Take the University Blvd exit off Hwy 75 / Central Expy, and turn west onto University Blvd towards the SMU campus. Follow Signs to parking and the gathering point. Contact Beth Richard ([email protected]) for more information.


Fort Worth, Texas U.S.A.

Will be holding a Transgender Day of Remembrance on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00 PM at the Agape Metropolitan Community Church, 4615 California Pkwy, Fort Worth, Tx 76119. The service is sponsored by Agape Metropolitan Community Church, Sexuality Education Center, and Trinity Metropolitan Community Church. For more information please call 817-535-5002


Member Orientation - Learn about HRC

Come and learn what HRC is doing both locally and nationally to secure our equal rights. This is a fun, laid-back evening where you can meet other Federal Club members, the local leadership and find out how to get more involved. Great for new members as well as seasoned veterans who want to know more!

Start Date/Time: 11/20/2008 6:30:00 PM
End Date/Time 11/20/2008 8:00:00 PM

Dallas/Ft Worth Federal Club
November 20 events

The Austin branch of the HRC has a similar "fun, laid-back evening" that conflicts with Remembrance ceremonies there too.

Using the transgender day of rememberance to promote the HRC, as you just did in your post, Zoe, was really tasteless. Especially since the HRC already threw us under the bus this year.

Joni Christian | November 20, 2008 9:43 AM

Rest in Peace

Zoe, I don't think you have to worry much about T people going to the Federal Club events, or about the HRC-ites going to TDOR.

However, the organizers of the Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio TDORs accepted HRC sponsorship for their events. That is completely unacceptable. They must be insane.