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SF Celebrates Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)
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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR)

A coalition of trans organizations in SF are joining together tonight in recognition of TDOR – The Trans Day of Remembrance. They’re hosting a series of events to commemorate trans friends and family, who have lost their lives in the past year.

According to the coalition, there were reportedly 392 trans, nonbinary and/or gender nonconforming people worldwide that have died this year due to violence, suicide, or unknown causes. Twenty-five of those folks were living in the US.

The day is both a chance to grieve and a call to action. The committee says “TDOR is an opportunity for our communities to process the immense grief that comes with our existence. TDOR gives us the tools to gather together & work towards healing - for our communities, and for the world at large.”

Tonight's events will begin at 5 o’clock with a rally on the steps of City Hall. An hour later, attendees will march to the SF LGBT center at 1800 Market Street. Programming will continue at the LGBT center from 7-9pm.

I was born and raised in San Francisco and grew up in SF Unified, listening to KALW. An avid traveller and cultural adventurer, I spent the 15 years leading up to the 2020 pandemic running youth hostels around the Bay Area and exploring as much as possible. More recently I've completed my MA at SF State in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. I'm passionate about culture and community, and believe joy and pleasure are radical routes to social progress.