Trans Day of Remembrance 2023

Nov 18, 2023

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Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is more than a solemn observance — it’s a call to action for all of us. Across Missouri, communities are coming together in diverse and meaningful ways from reflective vigils to educational forums to vibrant community events. Each gathering, in its own unique way, honors the memory of trans lives lost and champions the resilience of the transgender community.

Your participation in TDOR events is a powerful statement of solidarity and support. It’s an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to contribute to a movement that’s about more than remembrance. It’s about building a future where every trans person is recognized, respected, and safe.

We encourage you to find a Trans Day of Remembrance event near you to participate and learn. Not seeing your event? Contact us and let us know:


From Transformations: Join us on Monday, November 20th at Gillham Park’s old swimming pool, for the first ever city sponsored Trans Day of Remembrance, intentionally led and curated by our trans women of color trailblazers in the community. This is the first time that the City of Kansas City, Missouri, has also officially sponsored and recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), and city leadership will be present to provide city proclamations to honor TDOR and three women for their life-long commitment and work to our trans communities.


From Metro Trans Umbrella Group: Transgender Day of Remembrance is Monday, November 20. All are welcome to join us in honoring those lost to transphobic violence in 2023 as we march from the MTUG Community Center to the Transgender Memorial Garden. We will gather at 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center and walk three blocks to the Trans Memorial Garden. Candles will be provided.


From Springfield Transgender and Ally Resource Team: Join S.T.A.R.T. and your local community to remember, honor and observe Transgender Day Of Remembrance, a day to memorialize those who have passed away from violence as a result of transphobia. We will read names, light a candle, and hold space for them and each other as we honor their memory.