Saturday 20 November is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).
TDoR is an annual global event honouring the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
A vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance is being held at 2pm Sunday 21 November in Jubilee Square, Brighton, BN1 1GE.
People are invited to bring flowers, candles and signs to join TNBI communities in taking time to remember those lost this year.
After hearing from guest speakers, the vigil will head to The Ledwood Centre.
Statement of unity and support from the city’s Equality & Inclusion Partnership
“Brighton & Hove is recognised as a beacon for LGBTQ+ communities and a welcoming city where we can live authentically.
“Every year on Trans Day of Remembrance we remember and honour the lives of trans and gender-diverse people reported murdered in the last 12 months.
“To our trans and non-binary communities we, once again, stand firmly alongside you.
“We hear the clear call from our communities to continue to challenge and improve. We are staunch in our commitment to full equality and the pursuit of a fairer city for all.
“We recognise the challenges and increasing hostility directed at trans and non-binary communities and how harmful narratives are attempting to change conversations, policy or the direction of full inclusion and fairness.
“The link between demonising communities and the harm experienced is clear. TDoR is a roll call of individuals who have lost their lives to such violence, each person a precious life lost.
“Everyone deserves to be valued and treated with respect. That is not open to debate. Trans lives are not a debate.
“In Brighton & Hove we are proud of our commitment to trans equality.
“We welcome you to join us.”
Our trans and non-binary inclusive approach
We’re proud of being a diverse city, and the council is committed to equality and inclusion for all people including our Trans & Non-Binary residents.
The city’s Trans Needs Assessment and Trans Equality Scrutiny group which identified the Trans & Non-Binary community as a vulnerable group and highlighted the need to remove the stigma and build relationships.
We are aware of an ongoing interest in our Trans & Non-Binary inclusive approach. We know from a range of evidence that gender is more complicated than is traditionally recognised.
Our equality and inclusion strategy rightly supports those who are experiencing greatest disadvantage. We will work together to advance equality and inclusion for Trans & Non-Binary communities. We aim to do this in partnership with national and local organisations and communities.
Reporting anti-social behaviour or hate incidents
We encourage anyone who has experienced anti-social behaviour or hate incidents, including Transphobia, harassment or distress due to their gender identity, to report it.
You can do that using our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form or by contacting our Community Safety team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01273 292735.