Transgender Day of Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), held annually on November 20th, is a day in which groups across the world gather to remember those that have been brutally murdered due to anti-trans violence. During this time, we also recognize the disproportionate impact of this violence on trans women of color.

People of faith and conscience can honor this day by attending local Transgender Day of Remembrance vigils and bearing witness, offering their sanctuary to transgender community groups seeking a space to hold a vigil, recognizing Transgender Day of Remembrance during a worship service (either with a moment of silence or by crafting the entire service around this theme), and more. You may also appreciate these beautiful resources of prayers and art on resilience created by 10 trans, gender nonconforming and non-binary artists of color that share visions of a world beyond fear and violence.

Vigil Resources


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* – “Trans*” is an all-inclusive, umbrella term that refers to all of the non-normative identities within the gender identity spectrum. Check out this article to learn more.