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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Established in 1999, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance honoring the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence.  This tradition was inspired by the Allston, MA vigil for Rita Hester, slain in 1998. Transgender Day of Remembrance reminds everyone that we are their children, parents, friends, and partners. LGBT Network is commemorating TDOR with a series of programing this month.  Unite to grieve and honor those lost, and to build awareness about the violence affecting the transgender community.  See our TDOR programming below and register to join us today.

In-Person Events on Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
Monday, November 20th
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Long Island TDOR Speak Out

Monday, 11/20, 6:30-8:30pm
Hauppauge Center 125 Kennedy Dr, Suite 100, Hauppauge NY 11788 
TDOR is a solemn and often emotional occasion, as we remember all the lives lost this year to
transphobic violence. At our Hauppauge LGBT Center, we hold space to honor those we have lost by
sharing our thoughts and feelings, performing a song or reading a poem, and uniting in community to
commemorate this important day. Trans, Nonbinary, and Allies of all ages are welcome.

Queens TDOR Vigil & March
Monday, 11/20, 6:30-8:30pm
Queens LGBT Center 35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106
Gather with us as we commemorate and honor those we have lost to transgender violence this past year.
Speak out about your feelings, support each other, affirm life, and raise awareness with our march around
Astoria. We’ll gather after the march in the Q-Center for a healing space and activities.

Virtual Events throughout November
Register for these virtual events below

Parents of LGBT People Support Group – TDOR

Thursday,11/9, 7-8pm
Recognizing how many trans lives are lost to transphobic violence this year, during this virtual Parents Support Group, we will reflect on what more we can do as parents, allies, and advocates to stop this senseless
violence and create safer, more affirming spaces for our trans and nonbinary children and family members.

TGNCNB Peer Support Circle – TDOR
Thursday, 11/16, 6:30-8pm
Join us for another evening of weekly support and community with transgender, gender non-conforming,
and non-binary TGNCNB folks of all ages. This week, we’ll be reflecting on TDOR: what it means to us as
TGNCNB individuals and to the community at large


The LGBT Network relies on the support of their many volunteers to serve Long Island and Queens LGBT communities. As a volunteer, you will join the ranks of other kind, compassionate, generous, hardworking individuals who have affected tremendous and far-reaching change for our community.