If you didn’t know, “TDOR” stands for Transgender Day of Remembrance. The day set aside to remember all the tragic, senseless killings of transgender women and men around the world.
Here is a statement from the day’s founder:
“Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the need to fight for our rights, and the right to simply exist is first and foremost. With so many seeking to erase transgender people — sometimes in the most brutal ways possible — it is vitally important that those we lose are remembered, and that we continue to fight for justice.”
– Transgender Day of Remembrance founder Gwendolyn Ann Smith
It’s always important to note also the great majority of transgender deaths in the U.S. are trans women of color.
It’s also important to remember on this day, we all have to be careful and do the basics to protect ourselves.