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

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Croydon 2014

Date: 
Saturday 22 November 2014 (All day)
Town: 
Croydon
Description: 
Croydon's TDOR events for 2014
Venue: 
Croydon Central Library
Address: 
Katherine Street, Croydon
Postcode: 
CR9 1ET
Organised by: 

TransPALS, Trans People Around London, South (www.transpals.org.uk/) and Aurora, Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group (www.aurora-croydon.org.uk/).

Further information: 

Bulb planting
As a positive, living memorial to trans victims, spring bulbs are being planted, before the event. This year they will be at the entrance to St Stephens Church, Warwick Road, Thornton Heath CR7 7NH.

From Monday 17th November there will be a display for the Trans Day of Remembrance on the first floor of the Croydon Central Library.

Saturday 22nd November
Our events for the Trans Day of Remembrance are being held on the Saturday after November 20th, to allow more people to take part.

Welcome
From 1pm
we shall meet, and welcome new-comers, in the Clocktower Café in Katherine Street, next to Croydon Central Library CR9 1ET. Lunches are good value, and a cup of tea, coffee etc is available. Look for the pink, blue and white flags.

Ceremony
At 2pm
we go together to the Library, to the top of the escalators on the First Floor for the remembrance ceremony. The name of each victim killed in the twelve months before November 20th 2014 is read out, and a candle is lit for each one. We shall also remember others especially important to those present. We hold a minute’s silence, usually followed by some words in conclusion.

At the end of the ceremony, we shall go down to the memorial placed outside the Library for this event, to lay flowers as a more public memorial to those who have been killed.

Social meet-up
At about 2.30pm
we’ll move on to a social event to meet others and exchange stories.

If you would like to contribute to any part of the event, please phone 07918 602 333 or 07787 591 289.
If want more information, or can't find us on the day - it's the same numbers.

TransPALS, Trans People Around London, South (www.transpals.org.uk/). TransPALS, based in Croydon, offers social activities and support for trans people
Aurora, Croydon’s LGBT Police Consultation Group (www.aurora-croydon.org.uk/). Aurora welcomes LGB and Trans people concerned about local hate crime and LGBT policing issues.

Photos: 
The ceremony in the Library in 2011
The memorial after laying flowers
In Memory of the People Murdered for being Transgender Nov2013-14
Paula, Fr Geoffrey, Rev Art Lester
The table with flowers and candles, after the vigil.
Projection from the social in Croydon Museum.