On November 20th, San Francisco and the rest of the world will observe the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) to honor those we have lost and build momentum to end the ever-increasing violence against trans and GNC communities. This year’s theme is “Their legacy lives on…”.
The number of reported cases of trans-phobic based hate crimes has more than doubled since 1999 when the first TDoR was held in San Francisco on a cold and rainy night. TDoR occurs globally on the 20th of November. This day also acts to bring visibility and momentum to a call to action to end the hatred and ignorance that the transgender community faces daily.
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who is a graphic designer, columnist, and activist, to memorialize the murder of Rita Hester in Allston, Massachusetts. Since its inception, TDoR has been held annually on the 20th of November, and quickly evolved from a local gathering started by Smith into an international day of action. By 2013, TDoR was observed in over 200 cities throughout more than 20 countries.
We are dedicated to making this event possible for all of our community with ASL interpretation, Spanish translation, in a venue that is wheelchair accessible.
TDoR is coordinated by a committee of community members. Feel free to contact Eden WILL: eden@TDoRSF.org or more specifically:
- Media Inquires: media@TDoRSF.org
- General: info@TDoRSF.org
- Webpage errors, corrections, or improvements: webworker@TDoRSF.org