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2020 Transgender Awareness Week & Transgender Day of Remembrance

This year, Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) will be observed on Friday, November 20 to honor the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Awareness Week is November 13 - 19.

TDOR 2020 honors those who died between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. 47 known lives were taken in the United States and 386 worldwide. This includes death by violence, by self-harm, those who died in ways yet to be determined, and sadly, this year, from COVID-19.

In years past, North Idaho Pride Alliance and partners have organized in-person TDOR vigils. Due to the continuing challenges of the COVID pandemic, we are recommending this year two virtual options to honor the memory of trans people worldwide and raise awareness of the prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affect the transgender community.

For Transgender Awareness Week: Watch “Disclosure” on Netflix

This year for Transgender Awareness Week, GLAAD is encouraging everyone to watch the documentary DISCLOSURE on Netflix. The feature from director Sam Feder and executive producer Laverne Cox explores the history of trans representation in TV and film in unprecedented form, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures people's deepest anxieties about gender.

Through personal interviews with 30 transgender thought leaders on screen and a production model that prioritized hiring trans people into crewed positions--offering fellowship opportunities when that wasn't possible, DISCLOSURE invites viewers to see the dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, the resulting cultural attitudes off-screen, and real-world consequences of these depictions on trans people's lives as told revolutionarily from trans people's own experiences and perspectives.

For Transgender Day of Remembrance: Watch “ROSES” with Spectrum Singers

Saturday, November 21 @ 6 PM PST

Watch Live on YouTube:

We are excited to see our valued partner, Spectrum Singers of Spokane, and other choirs across the country perform to observe TDOR. We hope you can join us in tuning in from the comfort of your home.

"ROSES: The Past, Present, and Future of Trans Resilience" is a virtual performance in observance of National Trans Day of Resilience featuring: THEM Youth Ensemble in Arizona, shOUT: Minnesota's Trans and Gender Diverse Voices, Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, Phoenix: Colorado's Trans Community Choir, Spectrum Singers (Spokane, WA), the choirs of Transpose PDX (Portland, OR), and other community artists.

ROSES will be streamed at on Saturday, Nov 21 at 6 pm PST. The performance will have ASL interpretation and closed captions in English and Spanish.

Recommended Resources:

PFLAG: Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020 (list of names included here)

Trans Murder Monitoring (TMM) project: This website systematically monitors, collects, and analyzes reports of homicides of transgender and gender non-conforming people worldwide.



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