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, 1-3pm
Space For Grace Fellowship UCC
Transgender Service of Remembrance

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

Jackson, Nov 11, 4:30pm
St. John's United Church Of Christ

Ann Arbor, Nov 13-20
University of Michigan
Trans Awareness Week

Ann Arbor, Nov 13
Trans Awareness Week, Spectrum Center
Trans Awareness Week Keynote Speech

Allendale, Nov 13, 4pm
Grand Valley State University

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

Ferndale, Nov 17, 7pm
Detroit Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

Holland, Nov 17, 8pm
PFLAG/Gender SAFE Lakeshore

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

Lansing, Nov 19, 6pm
Salus Center

Kalamazoo, Nov 20, 5:15
OutFront Kalamazoo

Petoskey, Nov 20, 5:30pm
North Michigan Chapter

Ypsilanti, Nov 20, 7pm
Eastern Michigan Univerisity

Ann Arbor, Nov 20, 6pm
William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center

Grand Rapids, Nov 20, 7pm
Goei Center

Saginaw, Nov 20, 7:30pm
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
The Bradley House Theatre

Rochester, Nov 20
Oakland University

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