Transphobia is a very real and present experience for transgender people. Celebrated nationally, Transgender Day of Remembrance brings attention to the continued violence and prejudice endured by the trans* community.
Every year on November 20, communities take a moment of silence for the transgender people who lost their lives because of this bigotry. Here at the University of Florida, LGBT Affairs hosts an event in honor of this day where trans* individuals from the campus and greater Gainesville communities can share their experiences and have their voices heard. As individuals share their lived experiences with the audience, our hope is that an open forum for dialogue can be established in an effort to unify the queer community.
Check back for more details on this year’s TDOR!