NYSCASA Honors Transgender Day of Remembrance 2019

This year marks the 20th year of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) as an annual event. TDOR was set aside to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. TDOR serves several purposes:

  • it raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people;
  • it publicly mourns and honors the lives of our trans siblings who might otherwise be forgotten;
  • we express love and respect for trans people in the face of national indifference and hatred;
  • it reminds cisgender people that transgender people are their children, parents, friends, and lovers; and
  • it gives cisgender allies a chance to stand with transgender people in vigil and in solidarity.

This Transgender Day of Remembrance, we remember, mourn, and honor all transgender people who were murdered because of their gender identity or expression.

Today—and every day—NYSCASA proudly stands with our trans community.

As the current administration continues to roll back civil rights and healthcare protections for trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people, we commit to fighting for futures where all of us can not only survive, but thrive.