2017 Transgender Day of Remembrance and Visibility

November 20, 2017 - 12:00am
Multiple Location Across The State

Sadly, each year, we come together to denounce violence against the transgender community and to declare that we will remain a visible and viable part of society.

Alarmingly, violence against transgender people is rising each year. In 2015 a transgender person was reported murdered every three days somewhere in the world. Already this year, in the United States, 22 transgender people, mostly transwomen of color, have been reported murdered.


Area: Jacksonville
What: UNF LGBT Center Transgender Day of Remembrance and Silence
Date & Time: Monday, November 20th, 2017 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: UNF Osprey Plaza (the Student Union Courtyard, University of North Florida
More Info: The UNF and Jacksonville community is invited to join the LGBT Resource Center for the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil remembering the lives of transgender and gender nonconforming people lost to violence and hate in 2017. The event will be followed by a Celebration of Life reception in the LGBT Resource Center with hot cocoa, tea, and desserts. Visitors from off-campus who arrive before 7 p.m. should purchase a visitor parking pass, which costs $2-$5 depending on area. Information for parking is posted online at: http://www.unf.edu/parking/Visitor_Parking.aspx

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1981517365428413/

Area: Miami
What: Unitarian Universalist Congregation TDOR
Date & Time: Sunday, November 19, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Location: UU Congregation of Miami, 7701 SW 76th Ave, Miami, FL
More Info: This day was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice, but we really want this to celebrate life as well as honor the dead, and the incredible strength and beauty of the diverse trans community. Several voices from the community will join us.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/142750526457490

Area: Miami
What: Barry University Main Miami TDOR
Date & Time: Friday, November 17, 2017, 6- 9 p.m.
Location: CIC Miami, 1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 600, Miami FL
More Info: Arianna's Center, in collaboration with SAVE and CIC Miami, is producing a Performance Art Runway event for Friday, November 17, 2017 during Transgender Awareness Month. The event will feature local transgender models in bodypaint recognizing transgender individuals we have lost to systematic violence this year. FREE tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/performance-art-runway-by-ariannas-center-tickets-39129378023

Area: Orlando
What: Transgender Awareness Week
Date & Time: November 13th-20th, 2017
More Info: Every year, individuals and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week. The week is observed in an effort to uplift the visibility and strength of transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people in order to address the issues these communities are challenged with. For the first time in Orlando, our community will come together to organize a week long series of programs and events, beginning Monday November 13th, as part of Transgender Awareness Week! We look forward to announcing the week's official line-up soon! Please like our page to continue receiving information throughout the year regarding transgender advocacy and to stay up-to-date with Orlando's local trans resources and social events All events will be posted at https://www.facebook.com/OrlandoTransAwareness

Area: Orlando
What: UCF Trans* Day of Remembrance Vigil
Date & Time: November 20, 2017, 7-8:30 p.m
Location: UCF Reflection Pond, 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando FL
More Info: Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Join the UCF Community to observe these lives with a candlelight vigil and speakers.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/125527911494133/

Area: Panama City
What: TDOR & Awareness Talk: The Month of Transgender Remembrance and Awareness featuring Taryn Wilson
Date & Time: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m
Location: Bay County Unitarian Universalist Church, 1410 Airport Rd., Panama City, FL
More Info: Taryn Wilson is an out-and-proud transgender service member who has been in the Navy for 22 years and is currently serving as the Senior Enlisted Leader at Naval Support Activities Panama City. She has lived all over the United States and in Japan through her career. Taryn will talk about the history of transgender people from the past to the present day focusing on what they did with their life and how they interacted with society. Following the talk will be a moment of silence for those lost this year and a question-and-answer time. Weblink: http://www.uuofbaycounty.com/multimedia-archive/november-19-november-the-month-of-transgender-remembrance-and-awareness/

Area: Pensacola
What: Transgender Day of Remembrance hosted by Strive
Date & Time: Monday, November 20th, 2017, 7-10 p.m.
Location: Holy Cross Metropolitan Community Church, 3130 W. Fairfield Dr., Pensacola, FL
More Info: here will be visuals posted up around MCC, honoring the lives of those killed this year, as well as the usual reading of the names. There will be a reception to follow. Please bring your own dish and bring enough for everyone!

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2016314975307483/

Area: St. Petersburg
What: Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil
Date & Time: Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.
Location: Sunshine Senior Center, 330 5th St N, Saint Petersburg FL
More Info: Those attending should meet at St. Petersburg’s Sunshine Senior Center, 330 5th St. N. A candlelight procession will leave from the center and end at the steps of City Hall, 175 5th St. N., where a memorial will be held. Several guests of honor, including members of the transgender community, its allies and local leaders, will speak at the event. Candles will be provided, but please bring your own if possible.

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/354421045016635/

Area: Sarasota
What: ALSO Youth in Sarasota Trans Day of Remembrance
Date & Time: Monday, November 20th, 2017 6:30-8:30
Location: 1470 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, Florida 34236
More Info: Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual, international observance to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence, and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by trans people. ALSO Youth is hosting memorial event to commemorate the 25 known deaths of trans people in the US this year. We invite all youth, families, board member, volunteers, and extended network of ALSO Youth supporters to come together for this evening event.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1735945740040788/

Area: South Beach
What: Meet Miss Trans Israel with Unity Coalition
Date & Time: Thursday, November 16, 10:30a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL
More Info: The Betsy - South Beach will host Unity Coalition|Coalición Unida and the Israeli Consulate in Miami as they welcome Miss Trans Israel, Talleen Abu Hanna. In 2016, to mark the beginning of pride week in Tel-aviv, organizers and activists at the LGBT center produced for the first time in history, the Miss Trans Israel pageant held at Habima National Theatre. Talleen Abu Hanna won Israel's first transgender beauty pageant in Tel Aviv. The Christian Arab ballerina from Nazareth calls her Miss Trans Israel win a show of the country's potential. RSVP required to attend.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/367548307015238/

Area: Tallahassee
What: Trans Day of Remembrance at FSU
Date & Time: Monday, November 20th, 2017, 7 p.m.
Location: Florida State University, Globe Auditorium
More Info: Celebrating and mourning the lives of transgender and gender nonconforming people whose lives were lost this year. Hosted by Pride Student Union, Gender Odyssey, and FSU Student Government Association.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047533908722001/

Area: Tampa
What: Trans Fashion Expo
Date & Time: Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 12-6pm
Location: 1315 E 17th Ave, Tampa FL
More Info: ALL welcomed to this FREE event. First 25 guests get gift bags. Free haircuts and styling. High dollar men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Gift card giveaways every hour.

Area: Tampa
What: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 21st 7:30pm
Location: HCC Ybor Theatre
More Info: Cost of Admission: Donation to TampaBay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - https://www.facebook.com/events/336135556851439/

Area: Wilton Manors / Fort Lauderdale
What: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Date & Time: Thursday, November 16, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
Location: The Equality Center, 2040 N Dixie Hwy, Fort Lauderdale FL
More Info: This event is NOT meant to replace existing Day of Remembrance but is rather meant to support it by educating our Gay brothers on the importance of Day of Remembrance , its significance and encourage us all to attend our local Day of Remembrance event. Please join Trans Inclusive, Impulse Miami, and our Flux family as we honor the lives of our Transgender friends and family that we've lost. So far this year, 25 Transgender members of our community have been murdered! Impulse Miami and Flux invite you to show your support for the Transgender community .From 6pm- 9pm join us at the Pride Center for an evening filled with fabulous food, conversation and reflection as we unify together to pay tribute to the lives of those that we've lost and discuss the importance of loving our Transgender community.

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/141585779813603







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Name Role Title
Brittany Link Staff Director of Communications Contact
Phillip Clark Staff Design Manager Contact
Paul Wierbonics Staff Staff Accountant Contact
Gina Leigh Duncan Staff Director of Transgender Equality Contact
Mark Anderson - Tampa Board Contact
Don Walker Controller Contact