Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
15 Nov 2019
For the seventh year running our University will mark Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) to honour those who have lost their lives to transphobia in the last 12 months
This collaborative event between The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and St Peter’s House takes place on Wednesday, 20 November – which is also Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The event has been organised to demonstrate a respectful way to honour those who have lost their lives to transphobia in the last 12 months. We are very fortunate to live and work in a society and community which embraces all people and we hope this event will enable people to understand the barriers still faced by the trans community as well as the transphobia which is still sadly prevalent.
22 countries currently have laws and legislation which recognise gender identity and expression, but this means that many do not recognise the trans community. Find out more about individual countries.
Whilst the event is a time for reflection and commemoration we will also be looking forward to the positive changes we can influence over the next twelve months. You can register for a free ticket.
If you are unable to make the event, then are other things you can do. We have University guidance, a short video on barriers faced by trans colleagues and a half day training session entitled Transfer: a Journey.
Members of staff can even become a trans Ally through our ALLOUT Allies Scheme. The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons screen will also be displaying a commemorative message, so please take a few moments to stop and reflect on the significance of TDOR.
- For more information and resources please visit Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.