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Transgender Day of Remembrance 20 November 2016


On this day those who have been murdered or died during the previous year because they were transgender are remembered. A liturgy for a service is available on


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Tansgender people are people whose gender identity does not fully correspond to that expected by their biological sex. This is an umbrella term which can be expressed in different ways. Transsexuals can be regarded as transgender people who completely identify with the gender which is opposite to that which is expected by their biological sex. Gender reassignment is often urgently sought. However it should be noted that gender reassignment is not considered to be change in gender identity: instead it is regarded as an action required to correct a biological mistake. As it is a search for identity, no other behavioural implications are involved.

Gender and sexual variant people are fellow travellers in their interaction with societies, and the same conflict dynamics occur. However being transgender is not an indication of sexual orientation. As wide a range of sexual orientations are found amongst transgender people as those which are found in society at large.


This liturgy uses the terms transgender and transsexual because of their common use. More specific definitions are often advocated by transgender people.


Lists of those who have died are available at:

and on the Transgender Day of Remembrance website:



Some Locations


If you would like other locations to be added, please email details to

PLEASE NOTE: Non-Church events may not have a religious context


Place Details


On the third Sunday of each month. Next meeting 20th November 2016 at  St James Church of England, West Hampstead, NW6 2AP. Refreshments 6.30pm, service 7pm, followed by a meal.  The Transgender day of Remembrance will be observed durig the service

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Remembrance candlelight vigil in Salisbury on the 20th November from 4pm - 5pm at the United Reformed Church on Fisherton St (at their kind invitation). Especially poignant as we mourn the loss of local trans woman Gabriel Tinto who took her own life in October.

We are holding an Transgender Remembrance Service to remember those who have died, or have suffered due to transphobia. This service is open to all, whatever your beliefs, whatever your gender, or sexuality. Do feel free to come along. 
Inclusive Church LGBTI Eucharist.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

trans day of remembranceThe regular LGBTI Eucharist for the Diocese of Gloucester will take place on Sunday 20th November.
St Bartholomew's Church, Cam Pitch, Lower Cam, Gloucestershire GL11 5JX

This coincides with the Transgender Day of Remembrance

It provides an opportunity to raise awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and it publicly mourns and honours the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten.

If there are names you would like us to remember at this service, please let Bob Callaghan know

All are welcome to attend the service which will last about 45 minutes and be followed by refreshments.

For more information and to let us know you are coming contact The Rev'd Sue Greatorex

01453 542547

The service will be using material from The Corrymeela Community. It can be downloaded from:  and:


Date: Sunday 20 November 2016,
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: All Souls, Elmwood Avenue, Belfast Northern Ireland

We are an inclusive church.  We welcome people irrespective of their race, colour, creed, gender or sexual orientation and encourage all to play a full role in our church.  All Souls is a member of the Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church of Ireland, which is affiliated to the Unitarian Christian Association, Great Britain. We also share a special relationship with the Dutch Remonstrant Church and the General Assembly of Unitarians and Free Christians of Britain and Ireland.

   All Souls

Transgender Day of Remembrance Service Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:00am  12:00pm
Venue: Unitarian Meeting House, Catford, Lewisham 
As the Transgender Day of Remembrance falls on a Sunday this year, we have decided to offer the ceremony at 11am as our main meeting.  This is an annual vigil to memorialise the people killed in anti-trans violence during the past year.  The names, ages and countries of origin of each victim are read aloud, and a candle lit for each.

Lewisham Unitarians

Living Springs MCC, Bath 

 Please join us for worship for Transgender Remembrance and Celebration on Sunday 20th November 2016.


Date: Sunday 20 November 2016,
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Dorset Gardens Methodist Church 

International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) in Brighton, will be marked with a community memorial service on, Sunday, November 20 at the Dorset Gardens Methodist Church starting at 2pm.

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The MCC LGBT+ congregation in Manchester will be making TDoR the focus of the regular Sunday afternoon LGBT+ Service on Sunday 20th November at 4.30-pm 

Full Details are on:   

Date: Sunday 20 November 2016 (All day)
Venue: St Bride's Church, Percy Street Liverpool, L8 7LT

St Brides

Safe Harbour MCC and Cornerstone Fellowship

We have a service at The Mansion,  Fore St,  Totnes at 6pm on November 20th. We will be marking TDoR and reading the names of those who have been lost this year as part of our worship.


Sunday 20th November at 5pm.

~Callout to Trans People of Faith~

The Interfaith Event is looking for people of faith who would like to lead and to be part of, whether speaking reading or performing, a mutually respectful faith-based remembrance of our dead, and affirmation that trans people are full members of every religion. ...

This will be in its own venue within the TDoR event venue, and earlier in the evening, so attendees can come to both this and to the secular event, which last year drew nearly 300 trans people and allies.  Contact:

Date: Sunday 20th November
Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Venue: Centenary Building, City University of London, Spencer Street, EC1V 0HB


Date: Saturday 19 November 2016,
Time: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: The Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA 

1pm for 2pm start. Organised by TransPALS together with Aurora. The Ceremony of Remembrance, in which a candle is lit in remembrance of each named murder victim, will be in a quiet, private space in Bernard Weatherill House with music and poetry. After the ceremony there will be a time to meet socially over refreshments. Please phone Rachel: 07918 602 333 or e-mail so we have an idea of numbers. Venue: The Community Space, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA


 Date: Sunday 20 November 2016,
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Sackville Gardens, Manchester 


Friday, 18th November 2016 – Flag Raising Ceremony Where: Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR When: 4.30pm

Remembrance Ceremony
Date: Friday, 18th November 2016
Time: 6pm ’til late with a reading at 6:30pm
Venue: Richmond Building, University of Bristol Students’ Union, 105 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1LN

When: 6pm ’til late with a reading at 6:30pm Food and refreshments will be provided. Trans Day of Remembrance is celebrated all over the world on various dates near or on 20th November.

Bristol LGBTI Group
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Date: Saturday 19th November,
Venue: Trooper Potts Memorial by Forbury Gardens

MyUmbrella in partnership with Reading Pride organises the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) event in Reading town centre. This year will be taking place at the Trooper Potts Memorial by Forbury Gardens on Saturday 19th November 2016 starting at 7.30pm.

This year, we will be going further by getting representatives from other local groups and charities such as Reading University LGBT Society, Samaritans and ACRE among many others joining us. 


Date: Sunday 20 November 2016,
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 0RG, overlooking the city.


On Sunday 20th November at 8pm we will be holding a service at Sovereign Square in Leeds for Trans Day of Remembrance. Following the service there will be a procession from Sovereign Square to Wharf Chambers where we can simply gather and be together as a community. 


20 November at 18:00–19:30

Transgender Day of Remembrance is held every year in November to mourn those lost to transphobic hatred and violence. These are deaths that are largely ignored by mainstream society, but send shockwaves through the trans community. TDOR gives us a day to grieve, but also to celebrate the lives that have been tragically cut short by hate crimes. Join us in Hallam Square for a vigil to remember the members of our worldwide community who are no longer with us. This event is open to everyone, and allies are very much welcome.




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