Trans Day of Remembrance
What is Trans Day of Remembrance?
Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) both remembers the victims of transphobic violence and educates people about the issues faced by trans, and gender non-conforming people. The purpose of TDOR is to educate the population on trans, and gender non-conforming people and highlight the issues they experience with their transition or identity to reduce these for future generations.
TDOR is observed annually on the 20th of November.
How is Trans Day of Remembrance Observed?
Trans advocates raise awareness by educating through events and activities ranging from online webinars to large gatherings. Social media is used to create conversations, share stories, experiences and resources which create a space for people to learn more.
Trans Day of Remembrance and Employment
Employers can use Trans Day of Remembrance to create a safe space for trans gender non-conforming employees by:
- Sharing information and resources on the day which educate, encourage respect and aim to reduce transphobic violence.
- Engaging senior leaders to promote zero tolerance of discrimination, including Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia & Transphobia
- Checking policies and procedure are Inclusive, considering dress codes and use of bathrooms and gender segregated spaces
- Providing LGBTQ+ e-Learning, or training to all employees to increase understanding and reduce bias
- Creating a safe space, such as an ERG or Employee network
- Asking the ERG or Employee Network to get involved, draft communications or run an event