Transgender Day of Remembrance

20 November 2018

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on 20th November as a day to memorialise those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia and to draw attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. 

The violence and stigma that transgender people in the UK face is very real; a 2018 Stonewall Report found that 2 in 5 trans people have experienced a hate crime because of their gender identity in the last 12 months and 1 in 8 trans people in the workplace have been physically attacked by colleagues or a customer in the last year.

ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan commented ‘ASLEF believes that there is no place for transphobia in our workplaces or communities.  Transgender Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for us to remember those we have lost and those who have been the victims of violence.  We should considtrans remembranceer what we can do as individuals and organisations to eradicate this hate from our society.’   

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