Transgender Day of Remembrance, TDOR, is held in November to honor Rita Hester, murdered on November 28th, 1998, according to www.rememberingourdead.org. Hester’s murder started the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a candlelight vigil in 1999. This day is now set aside to memorialize those killed because of anti-trans hatred and prejudice. The website states that TDOR serves several purposes; to raise public awareness of hate crimes against trans people, to publicly mourn and honor the lives of those who may be forgotten otherwise, to express love and respect in the face of indifference and hatred, to give allies a chance to step forward and to memorialize those who have died from anti-transgender violence.
Check out the TDOR in your state and town and support our transgender brothers and sisters. This is an event that the complete LGBTQA community supports.
Oakland; November 16; 7pm; Oakland Peace Center, Fellowship Hall, 11 Fairmont Ave.
Riverside; November 18; 2pm; First Congregational Church, 3504 Mission Inn Ave.
San Francisco; November 23; 7:30pm; Congregation Sha’ar Zahav (TDOR Shabbat), 290 Dolores Street
West Hollywood; November 20; 6:30pm; West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard
Golden; November 20; 7pm; Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W. 32nd Avenue
Denver; November 14; 10am; Tivoli Multicultural Lounge at Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway
Coeur d’Alene; November 18; 7pm; Human Rights Education Institute, 414 W. Mullan Rd.
Chicago; November 20; 7pm; aChurch4Me MCC, 1545 W. Morse Ave.
Evansville; November 17; 4pm; Four Freedoms Monument
New Orleans; November 18; 3:30pm; LGBT Community Center, 2114 Decatur St.
Baltimore; November 14; 10am; Baltimore City Hall Rotunda (Mayor’s Press Conference), 100 N Holliday St.
Baltimore; November 20; 6:30pm; Enoch Pratt Parish Hall, First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 514 N. Charles St.
Bethesda; November 17; 6pm; Bethesda United Church of Christ, 10010 Fernwood Rd.
Boston; November 18; 4pm; St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, 138 Tremont St.
Lowell; November 15; 6:30pm; Christ Church United
Northampton; November 20; 5:30pm; Unitarian Society Meeting House, 220 Main St.
Williamstown; November 12; 7pm; Williams College
Worcester; November 18; 7pm; All Saints Church (Episcopal), 10 Irving St.
Detroit; November 16; 6:30pm; Central United Methodist Church, 23 East Adams
Grand Rapids; November 18; 6pm; Plymouth UCC, 4010 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Minneapolis/St. Paul; November 20; 7pm; Living Table United Church of Christ, 4001 38th Ave South
St. Louis; November 17; 7pm; Epiphany United Church of Christ; 2911 McNair Ave
St. Louis; November 21; 10pm; LGBT Center of St. Louis, 4337 Manchester Ave
Durham; November 13; 7:30pm; Memorial Union Building (MUB) Theater I, University of New Hampshire, 83 Main St.
Buffalo; November 16; 12pm; University at Buffalo, Student Union Theatre
Chelsea; November 16; 7pm; Chelsea Sanctuary (Shabbat Service), 296 9th Ave at W 28th St
Long Island; November 18; 7pm; Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church, 1845 Wantagh Ave
New York; November 18; 7:30pm; St. John’s Episcopal Church, 218 W 11th St (Dignity/NY Liturgy)
Palmyra; November 18; 3pm; Zion Episcopal Church
Reno; November 20; 5pm; Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada
Asheville; November 20; 6:30pm; Civic Center/US Cellular Center
Boone; November 12; 7pm; Appalachian State University, Plemmons Student Union in Whitewater Cafe, 221 College St.
Raleigh; November 20; 5:30pm; Capitol Building campus at Fayetteville St and W. Morgan
Cleveland; November 17; 5:30pm; Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Ave.
Columbus; November 15; 7pm; King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave.
Oklahoma City; November 20; 5:30pm; Expressions Community Center, 2245 NW 39th St.
Portland; November 20; 7pm; Metropolitan Community Church, 2400 N.E. Broadway
Providence; November 28; 6:30pm; Bell Street Chapel, 5 Bell St.
Columbia; November 17; 7pm; State House North Steps, Gervais and Main St.
Myrtle Beach; November 18; 7pm; Nance Plaza (outside of Rainbow House), 815 N. Kings Hwy 17
Knoxville; November 20; 7:30pm; 3105 Essary Dr.
Memphis; November 11; 6pm; First Congregational Church, 1000 South Cooper St.
Dallas; November 18; 6pm; Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Rd.
Houston; November 17; 7pm; UH Main Campus, A.D. Bruce Religion Center
Burlington; November 19; 6pm; 152 Pearl St.
Charlottesville; November 5; 7pm; Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist, Indoor Labyrinth
Fairfax; November 20; 7pm; Metropolitan Community Church of Northern VA, 10383 Democracy Lane
Seattle; November 20; 7pm; Ravenna United Methodist Church, 5751 33rd Ave N.E.
Spokane; November 18; 7pm; Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 West Fort George Wright Dr.
Vancouver; November 12; 7pm; First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St.
Charleston; November 18; 11:30am; Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth St.