November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance
Posted on 11/19/2021
November 20 is Transgender Day of RemembranceTransgender Day of Remembrance was established in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith, as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester. Rita was a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all transgender people who had been lost to violence since Rita Hester's death, beginning an important tradition that is now recognized as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

On November 18th, the OCDSB hosted a Transgender Day of Remembrance webinar. Participants had the opportunity to learn more about transgender identity and supports that exist for trans and gender diverse students, and also heard stories of resilience from transgender folks who are thriving. If you missed the webinar, the recording will be available soon on this page, where you can also find helpful links for resources and 2SLGBTQ+ supports.
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