Transgender Michigan

Transgender Day of
International Transgender
Day of Remembrance

November 20

The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. 

Although not every person honored during the Day of Remembrance self-identified as transgender, each was a victim of volence based on bais against transgender people. The deaths of those based on anti-transgender hatred or prejudice are largely ignored.  Over the last decade, more that one person per mouth has died due to transgender based hate or prejudice, regardless of any other factors in their lives.  This trend shows no sign on abating.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes.  It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that the media doesn't perform. Day or Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten.  Through the vigil, we express the love and respect for our people in the face of national indifferance and hatred.  Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends, and lovers.  Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who've died by anti-transgender violence.​

Transgender Michigan advocates and educates against transgender violence and discrimination.  Transgender Michigan is encouraging and assisting in Day of Remembrance observances throughout the state.  

Michigan Observances, 2018

Lansing, 11 November, 3pm
Robin Theatre

Flint, 14 November, 7pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Detroit, 16 November, 7pm
Central United Methodist Church

Kalamazoo, 18 November, 4pm
Hosted by OutFront Kalamazoo
At Peoples Church

Allendale, 19 November, 6pm
Kirkhof Center, Grand Valley State Univ.

Detroit, 19 November, 6pm
Wayne State University

Ann Arbor, 20 November, 5:30pm
UofM Spectrum Center

Battle Creek, 20 November, 6pm
Battle Creek Pride

Bay City, 20 November, 6:30pm
Friendship Shell

Birmingham, 20 November, 7pm
Birmingham Unitarian Church

Clawson, 20 November
MCC Detroit

Grand Rapids, 20 November, 7pm
Goei Center

Grand Rapids, 20 November, 6pm
Film: Call Me Malcolm
First Congregational Church

Highland Park, 20 November, 5pm
Ruth Ellis Center

Holland, 20 November, 7pm
​Holland Area Arts Council

Lansing, 20 November. 6:30
Salus Center

Rochester, 20 November, 11am
Oakland University

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