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, 2017

Lansing, Nov 11, 4-6pm
Space For Grace Fellowship UCC

Flint, Nov 16, 6pm
U/M Flint
McKinnon Plaza

Grand Ledge, Nov 18, 6pm
First Congregational United Church of Christ
Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil

Lansing, Nov 19, 6pm
Salus Center

Michigan Observances, 2016

Detroit, Nov 11, 7pm
Transgender Day of Remembrance 2016 Detroit
Central Methodist Church

Ferndale, Nov 12 to Jan 7
Exhibit: "Gender X"
Affirmations LGBT Community Center

Ferndale, Nov 12
Transgender Day of Empowerment 2016

Ann Arbor, Nov 14-21
Trans Awareness Week, Spectrum Center
Nov 14, Trans Awareness Week Kick-Off Event
Nov 14, Know Your Rights: Trans Related Policies
Nov 17, Storytelling Highlighting Trans Women & Trans Femme Experiences
Nov 21, Transgender Day of Remembrance

Marshall, Nov 17
Marshall High GSA: Transgender Week Of Remembrance Rally

Douglas, Nov 16
Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ

Grand Rapids, Nov 20
Grand Rapids Pride Center

Battle Creek, Nov 20, 6pm
First Congregational Church

Kalamazoo, Nov 20, 5pm
KGLRC's Transgender Day of Remembrance
Peoples Church

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