20 November 2013

Brighton & Hove Trans day of remembrance

Brighton & Hove Trans Day of Remembrance

 

A Transgender Day of Remembrance will be held in Brighton & Hove on Sunday November 24th, 2013, 3-5pm at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.

The non-religious memorial service is an annual event organised by the Trans community and supported by Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove City Council. The event includes a remembrance wall – on which the names of Trans people killed in the last year are placed. In 2012-13 a total of 1,123 killings of Trans people were reported worldwide – a number that has regrettably increased over the years.

Councillor Phelim MacCafferty, Chair of the Council’s Trans Equality Panel said; “As we commemorate International Trans Day of Remembrance our solidarity is with the trans community and our thoughts are once again with the family and friends of those affected by transphobia in our city and around the world. It’s vital that we have this day to pause and reflect, to  remember as we resolve to improve the lives of the Trans community.”

The Mayor will also be attendance and readings will be made by representatives of the community including those speaking for the family of Andrea Waddell – a Trans women murdered in Brighton in 2009.

The Trans Pride Flag is being flown from major council and Police buildings to note this date.

All are welcome to attend.


Information:

November 24th 2013 3-5pm at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.

Dorset Gardens (off St James St), BN2 1RL