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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

Sunday 20th November 2022

 

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:

  • Attending or organising vigils
  • A protest will be taking place on Saturday 19th November at 1PM, starting from the Chapelfield Bandstand.
  • Growing Roots are putting on a conference at the Phoenix Centre, Sunday 20th November. There will be workshops and panels to help improve the quality of life for trans people.
  • Fundraising for pro-transgender and gender dysphoria support charities. (ie. Gender Trust, Mermaids, Gendered Intelligence, action4transhealth).

For more information on the protest and workshop, click here.

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

 

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Links and Resources

Check out our social media campaign for regular updates throughout Transgender Awareness Week 2022!

GLAAD Norwich Pride Gender Trust Mermaids Gendered Intelligence action4transhealth SU Events

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