Each year on November 20th, the International Trans Day of Remembrance (TDOR) takes place in cities all over the world. A list of names of trans individuals who have died at the hands of transphobic violence is compiled each year and posted at www.tdor.info. TDOR is generally celebrated by a vigil, where these names are read to vocalize and commemorate the lives lost over the past year.

Although we encourage you to read those names, the Rainbow Coalition of Yellowknife has hosted a different sort of event for the past two years. This event takes place every November 20th and is a space where Yellowknifers are asked to light candles and share messages to the trans people we have lost, but also to the trans people who we love.

For too many trans people all over the world, this day can feel like a hopeless one. While also thinking of those trans people we’ve lost over the past year, particularly the trans women of colour and Indigenous trans people, we also want this day to be hopeful. We invite you to read the messages that people have shared with their loved ones, and we encourage you to write a message of your own.

#TDORYZF 2016

Transgender Day of Remembrance • Yellowknife, NT
Sunday, November 20th 2016 at 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Northern United Place – Chapel

Come at 4:00pm for some words from trans community members. Then, light a candle and write a message for our trans community. If you are unable to attend right at 4pm, please feel free to drop by anytime before 6:00pm.

#TDORYZF 2015

Transgender Day of Remembrance • Yellowknife, NT
Friday, November 20th 2016 from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Northern United Place – Chapel

Drop in anytime between 11:00am to 2:00pm to light a candle and write a message for our trans community.