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…”.
A group of trans & GNC folks leaders and LGBTQI organizations from San Francisco has gathered to organize this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 20, 2022, 3:30pm- 5:30pm at La Cocina Municipal Market. The event will be presented in person and streamed online at tdorsf.org.
Sadly, this year, 2022 has already seen at least 31 transgender or gender non-conforming people fatally shot or killed by other violent means. We say “at least” because too often these stories go unreported -or misreported. In previous years, the majority of these trans folks were Black and Latinx transgender women. This year, this trend sadly continues.
TDoR is a genuine tribute to those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. This day serves to raise awareness of the abuse and violence faced by the trans community, as well as an opportunity for family, friends, and cis allies to show their support. Here are some of the folks we will be honoring:
Mya Allen-also known as Regina Allen was a 35- year old Black transgender woman who was full of joy and laughter Mya was active on social media, often posting selfies of her beautiful outfits and make-up. She was also a member of Sisters Helping Each Other Battle Adversity (SHEBA), a local advocacy, empowerment and support group for Black transgender women. Mya was killed on August 29 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dede Ricks- a 33-year-old Black transgender woman, was shot and killed in Detroit on August 27th, 2022. Just before 3:40 a.m., Dede was found dead in her home in Detroit with gunshot wounds. A suspect has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and felony firearm, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office.
Semaj Billingslea- a 33-year-old trans man, graduated from Florida Youth Academy before attending Florida State College at Jacksonville. He was a fan of Megan Thee Stallion and cared deeply about his friends. On September 21, Semaj was killed in Jacksonville, Florida.
Join us in honoring their legacies on November 20, 2022, Sunday, 3:30pm- 5:30pm, La Cocina Municipal Market- 332 Golden Gate Ave, SF (Corner of Hyde & Golden Gate) and on Twitch/FB Live.
Sunday, November 20, 2022, San Francisco
3:00pm- 4:30pm/ March from City Hall to La Concina Municipal Marketplace - Hosted by Office of Transgender Initiatives with Guest Speakers Levi Maxwell, Victoria Castro, Anjali Rimi & more. At the City Hall Steps Polk Street Side.
4:30pm- 5:30pm/ TDOR program at La Cocina Municipal Market
Featuring Guest Speakers Sylvia Guerrero, and Janelle Luster, Cecilia Chung
Emcees Xavier Davenport and Alejandra De La Vega
Invocation by Holy Old Man Bull
Performances by New Voices Bay Area Ensemble & Tory Teasley
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Gender Health SF
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Office of Transgender Initiatives
Lyon- Martin Community Health Services
National Center for Lesbian Rights
Fresh Meat Productions
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SF Transgender Film Festival
The Transgender District
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