Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

By Trenton Straube | POZ via

Saturday, November 20, marks the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021. It is the culmination of Transgender Awareness Week.

The week marks a time to celebrate transgender people and support their fight against inequality and discrimination and to educate people about related issues. Community organizations across the globe hold conferences, digital events and campaigns. Search #TransAwarenessWeek on social media to see how you want to take part.

For example, the Hispanic Health Network and the Latino Commission on AIDS promote a “Zero Transphobia” campaign throughout the week. This year’s theme is “Uplifting Trans and Gender Queer Lives” and features the artwork of Peruvian artist Coqle. “Zero Transphobia” virtual events include:

Celebrate: November 16, 2021, 1 p.m ET 

This first session will focus on celebrating Trans and Gender Queer lives, identities and journeys. We will host a panel with various Trans and Gender Queer leaders from diverse backgrounds from across the United States and Puerto Rico. During this session, we will discuss and celebrate major achievements for the Trans and Gender Queer movement and communities.

To register, click here.

Support: November 17, 2021, 1 p.m. ET

On the second day, diverse activists of the Trans and Gender Queer community will discuss ways we can provide support to Trans, Gender-Nonconforming and Nonbinary (TGNCNB) communities, agencies and efforts.

To register, click here.

Protect: November 18, 2021, 1 p.m. ET 

For our final webinar, we will explore ways to protect TGNCNB families, networks and individuals. Panelists include Trans and Gender Queer families that will share their stories and their views on how to protect TGNCNB folks.

To register, click here

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