I’m not a big fan of Trans Day of Remembrance.
“Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day for stories to be told and scripts to be rewritten. It’s a chance to reach out and come together against the dehumanizing violence that haunts our communities. Love is a call as well as a response, but most of all love is an action.” -Angelica Ross
As Transgender Awareness Week comes to a close, we pause today to honor the journeys of transgender and gender non-conforming people of faith by sharing the 10 journey stories below. These blogs are all written by transgender people of faith, a majority of whom identify as Christian.
Today is the final day of Transgender Awareness Week, which culminated yesterday with vigils around the world for Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Today, let us pray to whatever Universal energy, whatever God, whatever entity we feel resonates most with our intentions. Let us remember to hold space for all the trans people that have unfairly lost their lives due to discrimination, due to violence and due to the indifference of those who remain silent.
Trigger warning: discussions of transphobia, violence, and suicide.
Earlier this year, I was able to attend the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.
Each year, the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is observed around November 20. The event, which has continued annually since a 1999 candlelight vigil for Rita Hester, is set aside to remember those lost to anti-transgender violence in the last year.