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

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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Coventry 2015

Friday 20 November 2015,
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Coventry Trans Day of Remembrance 2015
Start Outside front of Council House (See Description for full itinerary)
Earl Street, Coventry
Organised by: 

Coventry Pride

Further information: 

This is the first time that Trans Day of Remembrance has been recognised by the city. It is an annual event that started in 1998 in America and takes place every year to remember those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. We will also remember who died due to suicide as a direct result of being a victim of transphobia. A survey conducted by Pace with Brunel University last year found that 48% of trans people under 26 said they had attempted suicide, and 30% said they had done so in the past year, while 59% said they had at least considered doing so. By comparison about 6% of all 16 to 24 year olds say they have attempted suicide, according to the Adult Psychiatry Morbidity Survey.
The Lord Mayor will also be saying a few words in regards to Coventry’s trans community.
If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact the organiser; Aimee Challenor at

Outside front of Council House, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5RR

17:00 to 19:30 Room 20, Koco Community Building, 15 The Arches, Spoon End Coventry, CV1 3JQ
* As not everyone will be out, we ask that no photos are taken at this event. Official event photos will be taken by Coventry Pride volunteers.
17:00 Event Start – Opening Speech
17:10 Candles to be lit by those who wish to take part
17:15 Speaker 1
17:45 Break
17:55 Speakers 2 & 3
18:55 Reading out of pieces from online, and audience members who wish to partake
19:30 Event close, social mixing.
20:00 Everyone to depart venue.

Contact e-mail: