Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017
On November 20th each year, we observeand remember those whose lives were cut short by hate and transphobia. In the past year alone 325 trans people have lost their lives, most of them trans women and the vast majority people of colour. Transphobia, misogyny and racism are deeply interlinked and no matter what excuse they might hide behind are forms of hate and bigotry.
In an atmosphere where people with powerful platforms are choosing to spread misinformation and fear about trans people, further endangering an already marginalised section of society, it is more important than ever that we renew our commitment to creating a world that is safe, just and fair for all.
Take a moment to remember those who have suffered for simply being who they are. There’s so much work still to do, but together we can get there.
For those would like to gather with others to remember & be together, there will be an event tonight in London with space to seek support if you need it: