Organizations and individuals across the globe are recognizing TDOR
TDOR was started by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Trans* Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Additionally, during the week of November 10-14, 2014 individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Trans* Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people and address the issues these communities face.
Check our websites like glaad.org/tdor or tdor.info/about-2/ for more.
Lakehead University Student Union shedding light on important topics
Check out the #ORILLIAPOLITICA screening tonight in room OA1022 from 7pm - 10pm of "For the Bible Tells Me So" at Lakehead University Orillia (500 University Ave.) in Orillia.
"We discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child."
Cinema Politica LUSU Orillia is founded by the Lakehead University Student Union. LUSU is committed to engaging our members by raising awareness about social issues relevant to youth in Canada. By screening political documentaries, we hope to spark healthy debate and discussion surrounding those topics.
Throughout November, a number of the documentaries shown have been about the LGBT community, including "Beyond Gay - The Politics of Pride" and "My Prairie Home." The next screening is of "My Prairie Home" is taking place Wednesday, November 26, at 7pm.
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