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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.

TGNBNB Peer Support Circle
Thursday, November 18, 6:30PM – Virtual

Every year, we observe Trans Day of Remembrance on November 20th as a means of honoring our dead and reckoning with the continued threat of transphobic violence. Join us as we unpack our feelings about this somber occasion and discuss ways that we can create sanctuary for each other in a transphobic world.

LI-SAGE Casual Friday: TDOR Video & Discussion
Friday, November 19, 11:00AM – Virtual

In recognition of TDOR, this virtual group will start with a short video focused on TGNCNB experiences, followed by a discussion about transphobia, it’s effect on our communities, and how to support our TGNCNB peers. For adults, ages 50+

Friday Night OUT on Discord
Friday, November 19, 7:00PM – Virtual

The original Friday Night OUT on Discord, where LGBT youth come together to build community, express themselves ,& feel empowered! This week we will discuss the importance of Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), and discuss how we can remember and commemorate the lives of all our TGNCNB siblings we have lost. For youth, ages 13-24.

TDOR Vigil and Healing Space
Saturday, November 20, 2:00PM – Queens Center (35-11 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106)

Join us at our Astoria location to honor our transcestors whose lives have been cut short by the epidemic of transphobic violence. We will be holding a candlelight vigil that will culminate with a ceremonial walk through the neighborhood. Afterwards, please join us inside the center for art, yoga, meditation, and other activities designed to provide safety and healing for our community.


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.