Transgender Awareness Week


Each year between November 13 – 19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility about transgender people and address issues members of the community face.


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Transgender Awareness Week is a week when transgender people and their allies take action to bring attention to the community by educating the public about who transgender people are, sharing stories and experiences, and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year. 2021 marked the most deadly year recorded with at least 45 transgender people, most of them Black or Latinx, killed.

Here at the SU, we are proud advocates of trans rights and equal opportunities in all forms, making sure that people are at the centre of everything we do.

We will always use our voice to fight for equality at every opportunity, and we gladly welcome you to join us on that journey!


Transgender Day of Remembrance

Monday 20th November 2023


Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.


You can take part in TDOR by:

However you choose to participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance, be sure to tag @uea_su on Instagram.


Transgender Awareness Week Events

this week

Wed 21st February

A goose shooting lasers out its eyes and rainbows out of its mouth. The title reads "Silly Goose Games II: Electric Goosealoo" the details read "Wednesday 21st February, 19:00-21:00, New Sci 0.02" Pride Silly Goose Games
21st February 7pm - 9pm
New Sci 0.02
Silly Goose Games II: Electric Goosealoo the long awaited sequel to our theatre games night! Bring out your inner theatre kid for a night of circle games! Including Wink Murder, Mafia, Splat and many more!
Free | Society | LGBT+

Sat 24th February

The poster for 'An Esoteric Ending' - stylised silhouettes of the eight major characters, each a different colour or colour combination, against an art deco background. "An Esoteric Ending" - Murder Mystery Experience
24th February 5pm - 9pm
Congregation Hall
GeekSoc presents "An Esoteric Ending" - an immersive murder mystery experience with a fantasy twist!
Entertainment | Free | Society | Other Venues | Non Alcohol Focused | Making Friends | LGBT+ | Give It A Go

Tue 27th February

Pride Coffee Meet
27th February 3pm - 5pm
Come meet us in Unio for a drink and a chat!
Free | Society | LGBT+
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