10 Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigils You Can Attend Nationwide

Gather with other members of the LGBTQ community and allies to honor the trans lives we've lost in 2018.

With legal protections for America’s transgender and gender non-conforming community under repeated attack by the Trump administration, this year’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on November 20 feels especially dire.

First launched in 1999, TDOR aims to honor the lives of trans people lost to anti-transgender violence each year. Many LGBTQ centers in cities and towns around the country hold candlelit vigils around this time every year in solidarity. Below, find 10 TDOR vigils you can attend nationwide, listed by their host organization and city.

  1. Monday, November 19 from 6–9pm EST

    St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., New York, NY

  2. Monday, November 19 from 6:30–9:30pm PST

    Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Ave. (Rand Ave. entrance), Oakland, CA

  3. Tuesday, November 20 from 6:30–9pm EST

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., New York, NY

  4. Tuesday, November 20 from 5:30–8:30pm PST

    Louis B . Mayer Auditorium, UC Hastings College of Law, 198 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA

  5. Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30pm CST

    Transgender Memorial Garden of St. Louis, 1470 S. Vandeventer Ave., St. Louis, MO

  6. Tuesday, November 20 at 7pm CST

    Center on Halsted, 3656 W. Halsted St., Chicago, IL

  7. Tuesday, November 20 from 7–9pm CST

    George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX

  8. Tuesday, November 20 from 6–9:30pm

    Barry University, 11300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

  9. Tuesday, November 20 from 6:30–8:30pm EST

    Time Out Youth, 3800 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC

  10. Tuesday, November 20 from 1-1:30pm EST

    Florida State Capitol Building, 400 Monroe St., Tallahassee, FL

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