Tuesday, November 20, 2012 is the 14th annual International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). TDOR is a day to memorialize those whose lives were lost due to anti-transgender fear, bigotry and hatred. Around the world communities plan vigils to remember those who have died in the previous year. The below information is for students and student clubs who wish to recognize TDOR in their schools or communities. For more information about TDOR, please visit the official website.
Last year, Student Media Ambassador Loan T. shared why Transgender Day of Remembrance is important: read his blog post. If you would like to share your story on our blog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In recognition of Transgender Day
of Remembrance, work in your school and GSA to be more inclusive and supportive of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth. Make sure that you are encouraging people to continue acknowledging and addressing the issues that transgender and gender-non-conforming youth face even after TDOR passes.
Here are some things that you can do in your GSA, school or community:
Make a Commitment to Supporting Trans Youth
Make a commitment to supporting the transgender and gender-nonconforming youth in your school and community! Sign the pledge here.
Make Your GSA Trans-Inclusive
Download Jump-Start Guide Part 7: Where's the "T" in GSA? This guide will help students develop a greater understanding of transgender people and related issues, as well as actions that can ensure that transgender and gender non-conforming people are fully included in all that GSAs do in schools. Click here to download.
Be an Ally to Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Youth
The identities, experiences and needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming people are often overlooked in schools. The "How to be an Ally" Guide provides some easy tips you can use to make sure that all students, including transgender and gender-nonconforming students are safe and respected in school. Click here to download.
Celebrate Transgender Heroes
This year we're recognizing six notable transgender people who have made great strides in achieving equality for all people. Share this resource with your GSA, classes and community. Click here to download.
Attend a Local Event
Want to attend a local event? To check out the list of TDOR events around the world, click here.
Engage others in supporting transgender and gender non-conforming youth
We've created a pledge form so you can get others in your school or community to commit to supporting all youth. Click here to download. Send in the completed forms after the event and we'll loop pledgers in to other ways to get involved.
Remember Who Has Been Lost
For a list of who will be memorialized for TDOR 2012, click here. Print this list to read the names during your TDOR event.