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Transgender Day of Remembrance

  • Phillip Wangensteen Building 516 Delaware St SE Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (map)

The Queer Student Cultural Center and Gender & Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life invite you to observe the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) with us. 

TDOR is observed annually on November 20th to honor those we have lost to transphobia and violence. The Day was founded in 1999 by a Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman, to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a Black trans woman who was murdered in 1998. 

We will meet in the lobby of the Phillip-Wangensteen Building, 2-470 at 5 pm. We will start with a few speakers from the QSCC, the GSC, and the broader community. We will then read the names that we have of those who have been killed during this past year, as well as a moment of silence for all the names we don't know. There will be an opportunity for anyone who wishes to speak to do so.

Afterwards, we will be opening up the Queer Student Cultural Center space in the Union 217 for folks who want to decompress, have coffee or tea, make popcorn, and just spend time with other trans and queer people.

For disability services or access requests please contact James Schwartz at or call 612-625-0537.

Later Event: November 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance