Trans Day of Remembrance UK

Remembering those who have died because of transphobia

The changing display at the right depicts a few of those who died in 2016 as a result of transphobia. For a full list see www.transgenderdor.org.

Jasmine Sierra
Jasmine Sierra
Veronica Banks Cano, mid 50s
Veronica Banks Cano, mid 50s
Maya Young, aged 25
Demarkis Stansberry, aged 30
Kedaroe/Kandicee Johnson, aged 16
Kedaroe/Kandicee Johnson, aged 16
Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum, aged 32.
Quartney Davia Dawsonn-Yochum aged 32
Shante Isaac aged 43
Shante Isaac, aged 43
Kayonna Blakeney, aged 22.
Kayonna Blakeney, aged 22
Tyreece ‘Reecey’ Walker, aged 32
Tyreece 'Reecey' Walker, aged 32
Mercedes Successful aged 32
Mercedes Successful, aged 32
Amos Beede aged 38
Amos Beede, 38 years old
'Goddess' Diamond, aged 38
Goddess Diamond, aged 38
Dee Whighham, a nurse aged 25
Dee Whigham, aged 25
Skye Mockiabee, aged 26
Skye Mockiabee, aged 26
Erykah Tijerina, aged 36
Erykah Tijerina, aged 36
Rae Lynn Thomas, aged 28
Rae Lynn Thomas, aged 28
Tamara Dominguez, aged 36
Tamara Dominguez, aged 36
TT (T.T. Saffore), 20s or 30s
TT (T.T. Saffore), late 20s or early 30s
Crystal Edmunds, aged 32
Crystal Edmonds, aged 32
Jazz Alford, aged 30
Jazz Alford, aged 30

Welcome

The International Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), has been celebrated worldwide every year since 1998.

On that day, 20th November, we memorialise the people who have been killed that year, by murder or by suicide as a result of their perceived transgendered identity.

Those people may have been transsexual, intersex, cross dressers or others, or they may have been mistaken for someone else. But their lives were ended because they did not conform to the gender roles that other people expected of them.

The TDoR began on November 28th, 1998, to honour Rita Hester, whose murder on that day kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999.

Rita Hester’s murder — like most anti-transgender murder cases — has yet to be solved.