There will be a brief ceremony to mark this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance at the Council House, College Green in Bristol from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday November 20th. We are not sure which room we have yet, but there will be electronic displays in the foyer showing which event is in which room. This event is primarily for Bristol’s trans community to mourn the deaths of those killed worldwide simply for being trans. Non-trans friends and family are welcome as guests.
Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 in California, prompted by the still unsolved murder of Rita Hester. It has since grown into an international event. Transgender Europe reports the total number of trans people known to have been murdered worldwide in the past year at 265. A full list is available here.
Our thanks to Bristol City Council for their support of this event.
There will also be an event in Bath on Sunday 18th November 2012 at 6.00pm at the Central United Reformed Church Halls, Grove Street, Bath, BA2 6PJ. This is organised by Living Springs MCC Bath.