Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

News: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today (20 November) is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

Started in 1999, TDOR was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith in memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The day commemorates all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Iain Dimond, Chief Operating Officer of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and our LGBT+ staff network Executive Co-Chair, said: "No transgender person should face discrimination or abuse because of their lifestyle. It's so important that we highlight Transgender Day of Remembrance and other significant events, to show support for the transgender community and help give a voice to transgender people in our community."

Published on 20th November 2020