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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Croydon 2011

Saturday 19 November 2011, 8:45pm
Ceemony of remembrance and film
Central Library, Katharine Street, Croydon
Further information: 

On Saturday, from 2pm a very diverse crowd of people began to meet in the Clocktower Cafe, Katharine Street, homing in on the trans flag.

At 3pm by the display on the first floor of the Central Library, Katharine Street - also in the Clocktower building - there was a short ceremony of remembrance. The names of victims were read.

Three people of concern in Croydon were named separately, Kellie Telesford, murdered in uncertain circumstances in 2007, Sonia Burgess, human rights lawyer, who died under a train at Kings Cross underground in October this year, and a personal friend of a member of Croydon Trans Group whose death is believed to have been a suicide caused by the pressure she was under.
Film: Normal


The ceremony ended with a minute's silence.

Following the ceremony, at 3.45pm in The Bird in Hand, pub, 48 Sydenham Road there was a private showing of Jane Anderson's film Normal, starring Tom Wilkinson and Jessica Lange. See reviews.

This was accompanied by a buffet meal and followed by a time to socialise.