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Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2025 at 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Transgender Day of Remembrance candle in center of transgender symbol

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an annual observance held on November 20th that honors the memory of transgender individuals who have lost their lives due to acts of violence motivated by transphobia or prejudice. The day serves as a somber reminder of the discrimination, hatred, and violence that many transgender people face simply for being who they are.

TDoR began in 1999 to memorialize Rita Hester, a transgender woman murdered in Allston, Massachusetts. Since then, it has grown into an international day of reflection, advocacy, and action. Events may include candlelight vigils, marches, panel discussions, and educational workshops, all aimed at raising awareness about the issues facing transgender individuals and advocating for greater equality and protection of their rights.

It’s important to recognize TDoR not only as a day of remembrance but also as a call to action to address the systemic injustices and violence faced by transgender people worldwide. By honoring the lives lost and advocating for change, we can work towards creating a more inclusive and safer world for all transgender individuals.

This event will be hosted in person and virtually by Adirondack North Country Gender Alliance.


November 20, 2025
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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