Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on November 20, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of anti-transgender violence, and acts to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. Typically, a TDoR memorial includes a reading of the names of those who lost their lives during the previous year and may include other actions, such as candlelight vigils, art shows, food drives, film screenings, marches, among others. To see an updated list of of the individuals who will be memoralized this year, click here. (Warning: descriptions of the crimes are graphic and disturbing.)
On Wednesday, November 20, 6-8:30 pm, the Tower Road Branch Library will host a program about Transgender Awareness. Local group Spectrum Trans Awareness will lead an informative discussion to raise awareness around transgender issues in the Gainesville area. This inclusive program is recommended for teens and families, professionals who work with trans* youth and adults, and anyone else in the community who wishes to learn more about the gender binary and transgender identity.
Please also check out the ACLD's wide selection of material about Transgender culture and history.