Transgender Day of Remembrance
Every year, the Pride Centre gathers to honour transgender, two-spirit, and gender diverse individuals who lost their lives in the past year to violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) was started as a vigil in 1999 by transgender advocate, Gwendolyn Ann Smith, to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. This began an important tradition of honouring the transgender people who have lost their lives and is now known as the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
The TDoR opening ceremony will begin at 12:00 pm outdoors at the MRU Amphitheatre, followed by a walk in silence through MRU to The Gallery (Room Z224 in Wyckham House), where the closing ceremony and reception will take place.