Some of the trans people we have lost to violence or suicide in the past year.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) feels different this year of necessity. After all, how could it not, when a pandemic is ravaging the globe and so many — including all of us here in the UK- will be locked down on 20th November?

So this year there are no outdoor candelight vigils. No faffing around with PA systems and running cables from nearby cafes. No freezing cold feet and hands in the cold wind and night air of a British November. No gathering together at all.

We’re locked down, so instead, we’ll be sitting on our sofa or at the…


Some of the trans people we have lost to violence or suicide in the past year.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is here again, and with it, a whole collection of names and faces who have been lost to us in the past year.

The grief is never-ending; and with it the tears, resolve and anger not only about what happened to them, but about the attitudes, conditions, discrimination and violence that caused their deaths.

After all, the unofficial motto of TDoR is quite simply: “Remember Our Dead. Fight Like Hell for the Living”.

We lose trans people for so many reasons. Some are killed by violent partners — a phenomenon also very familiar to…


The Bournemouth TDoR 2017 vigil [photo: Anna-Jayne Metcalfe]

At the end of October 2017 a group of us started preparing for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2017 vigil in my home town of Bournemouth, and I volunteered to collate data on those we had lost.

Aside from the vigil itself, the end results were two blog posts, many tears and a lot of painstakingly collected data which we used to produce a memorial card for every victim we knew about.

There was of course a cost — collating the data we needed for the vigil was an incredibly time consuming and emotionally intense experience which took quite…


Some of the memorial cards for trans murder and suicide victims at the Bournemouth TDoR 2018 vigil

This is a short speech I gave at the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) vigil held in Bournemouth, UK on Tuesday 20th November 2018.

I thought I would reproduce here in case anyone else finds it useful in future.

This is a traumatic time of year for trans people, so thank you all for coming — I know how hard this is. If you are not trans yourself, thank you for coming along to support us.

Every year the Trans Murder Monitoring Project produces a report which lists all of the trans people they know of who have lost their…


Every year on or around 20th November people worldwide gather for the Transgender day of Remembrance to to remember the trans people we have lost to murder and violence in the past year, as reported by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The following are details of the trans people known to have been killed worldwide during September 2018.

I’ve also included details of those known lost to suicide where known, though most suicides tend to be unreported.

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< August 2018

Déia Alves Maciel Age 36 1 Sep 2018 Goiânia, Goiás…


Introducing tdor.translivesmatter.info — a new website to provide supporting information and resources for TDoR events.

At the Bournemouth TDoR vigil in November 2017, memorial cards helped people to connect with those we had lost

[TRIGGER WARNING: transphobia, violence, suicide and murder]

In October 2017 three LGBT+ groups on Bournemouth got together to plan the local Transgender Day of Remembrance vigil the following month.

As most of us will know, a TDoR vigil is usually a simple event where we read the names of our dead and remember what happened to them [guidance].

Often, all we know for certain about the victims is how little we know. The official TDoR memorial list released by Transgender Europe (TGEU) in early November doesn’t tend to tell us a great deal about each of them:

  • Often (but not…


Every year on or around 20th November people worldwide gather for the Transgender day of Remembrance to to remember the trans people we have lost to murder and violence in the past year, as reported by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The following are details of the trans people known to have been killed worldwide during August 2018.

I’ve also included details of those known lost to suicide where known, though most suicides tend to be unreported.

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< July 2018

Dudu dos Santos Age 27 3 Aug 2018 São Paulo…


Every year on or around 20th November people worldwide gather for the Transgender day of Remembrance to to remember the trans people we have lost to murder and violence in the past year, as reported by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The following are details of the trans people known to have been killed worldwide during July 2018.

I’ve also included details of those known lost to suicide where known, though most suicides tend to be unreported.

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< June 2018

Alexa Gutiérrez Age 47 2 Jul 2018 Jesús Maria, Aguascalientes…


Every year on or around 20th November people worldwide gather for the Transgender day of Remembrance to to remember the trans people we have lost to murder and violence in the past year, as reported by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The following are details of the trans people known to have been killed worldwide during June 2018.

I’ve also included details of those known lost to suicide where known, though most suicides tend to be unreported.

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< May 2018

Antash’a English
Age 38
1 Jun 2018
Jacksonville, Florida (USA)…


Every year on or around 20th November people worldwide gather for the Transgender day of Remembrance to to remember the trans people we have lost to murder and violence in the past year, as reported by the Trans Murder Monitoring Project and published by Transgender Europe (TGEU).

The following are details of the trans people known to have been killed worldwide during May 2018.

I’ve also included details of those known lost to suicide where known, though most suicides tend to be unreported.

[TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE. MURDER]

<< April 2018

Muni
4 May 2018
Kotkay, Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan)
Shot

Anna-Jayne Metcalfe

Software engineer, aerial yoga addict and halberd owning, camera waving, Daywalker of Scones. #trans #lgbt #christian https://www.annasplace.me.uk

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