Trans Day of Remembrance

On November 20th, we honour those who have been lost to or suffered violence as a result of transphobia, as well as recognize the ongoing violence and oppression that trans people continue to face.

The first Transgender Day of Remembrance occurred in 1999 after the murder of Rita Hester, a black trans woman, in November of the previous year.

This is a significant and important day to remember trans lives lost, to reflect on how each one of us can better support trans individuals in our communities, and to reflect on the work that still needs to be done.

We acknowledge that the engagements on this day do not sufficiently encompass the intersections of violence and identity in people’s lives, particularly the disproportionate amount of violence that impacts trans women, trans feminine folk, and trans people of colour, as well as the greater complexities of violence as a whole.


TDOR 2021: Vigil and Community Building
November 19, 2021
11:00am – 1:00pm PST
Booth outside the University Centre by the Rainbow Staircase at UBC Okanagan

In honour of Transgender Day of Remembrance, The Pride Resource Centre, Equity & Inclusion Office and the Trans Peer Mentorship Program will host an interactive booth with candles, resources, refreshments and a collaborative art piece. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to stop by.