The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) memorializes individuals who have died throughout the world in the previous year because of anti-transgender hatred. Each November, the worldwide transgender community turns its attention to family, friends and loved ones lost to violence and prejudice. A tradition inspired by the Allston, MA vigil for Rita Hester, a trans woman murdered in 1998, this day has become the worldwide rallying point for a community long under siege.
WHAT TO EXPECT: We will gather in the cathedral for a brief service, with members of the community speaking about the importance of the day, and remembering those who have been taken from us due to transphobia and violence. During the service, volunteers will read the names of trans people who have been murdered in the past year. If you would like to volunteer to read names please contact Persia: [email protected]
After the vigil we will gather together back at the cathedral for a potluck meal.
LANGUAGE AND ACCESIBILITY: We strive to make this even as accessible as possible. If you require any accessibility aids, interpretation/translation, or you have questions about the accessibility of the venue, please email Chastity: [email protected]
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
We need sponsors to make the Trans Day of Remembrance happen. Please consider sponsoring the event, or pass the sponsorship information along to businesses, communities, or organizations who might be interested. Please click the link below to be directed to the official TDOR webpage to make donations:
The TDOR planning committee is looking for volunteers to help during the Transgender Day of Remembrance event! If you are willing and able to help, please email Fari: [email protected]
After the success of last year’s potluck, we decided to host another potluck after the TDoR service. Please click below to email Marcia, who is coordinating the potluck. Please make sure to provide as much detail, so we can make sure those with food allergies or sensitivities are safe.
If you are brining food for the potluck, please contact Marcia: [email protected]