This past Thursday, November 20th, was the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), a day on which we make an extra effort to raise awareness of, remember, and protest against past and ongoing violence and discrimination directed at transgender people.
In observation of this day, I went to Concord with a couple of friends to participate in the first annual TDoR event organized by the Concord Feminist Health Center. We walked from the center to the state house carrying candles, spoke a few words to honor the many transgender people who have been subjected to violence and other injustices, then walked back to the warmth, snacks, and good company to be found at the center. For more information about the event, see this article in the Concord Monitor.
I met some great people during the event, and I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than by making a public stand in support of transgender people and the values of justice, equality, and non-violence.