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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2023
Posted on behalf of: EDI Unit
Last updated: Monday, 13 November 2023
Transgender Day of Remembrance takes place this year on Monday 20 November. It is an annual observance that honours the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost due to acts of anti-transgender violence.
The week leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance is Trans Awareness Week. This offers an opportunity to increase the visibility of the issues members of the trans community face, to share stories and experiences, and raise awareness of support and services available for trans, non-binary and intersex people.
Sussex will mark both Trans Awareness Week and Transgender Day of Remembrance by flying the trans flag over Sussex House.
Events in Brighton & Hove
Transgender Day of Remembrance Community Vigil
Sunday 19 November 11:30am-2:30pm
The Ledward Centre, Brighton (and online)
“Please join us for Brighton & Hove's Trans Day of Remembrance 2023 where we will come together to remember community members who have died over the past year. Speakers and performances in Jubilee Square, alongside a digital name ritual, and community lunch from within The Ledward Centre. The gathering welcomes both community members and allies.”
For more information see the Clare Project’s Facebook page The Clare Project | Facebook
Trans Grief and Solidarity
Monday 20 November 17:30pm.
Community Base, Queens Road, Brighton.
“Join Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard on Trans Day of Remembrance for this evening of spoken word, remembrance and community solidarity.”
Students in the LGBTQ+ Society and the Trans and Nonbinary Student Officers will be holding a quiet space for trans and non-binary students on Monday 20 November. For more information please contact the LGBTQ+ Society by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for staff and students
Our Sussex community has a number of inclusive groups for both staff and students, including:
- Our Trans and Nonbinary Staff Network at Sussex is a confidential and a fully inclusive group open to all Sussex staff who identify as trans and/or nonbinary. You can join the confidential mailing list by contacting email@example.com. The mailing list is monitored and only accessed by the Chair of the Trans and Nonbinary Staff Network to ensure confidentiality.
- Staff members who identify as LGBT+ can join our LGBT+ Staff Network by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Students who identify as trans and/or nonbinary, or who are intersex, can contact the Students’ Union Trans and Nonbinary Group by emailing email@example.com
- Students who identify as LGBT+ can join the Students’ Union’s LGBTQ+ Society and contact the Students’ Union officers for support.
Other resources and support:
- Staff can contact a Dignity and Respect Champion, who are there to support staff who want to raise concerns about Dignity and Respect at Sussex.
- Students can also find a number of resources and support at the Student Centre and on the Sexuality and Gender Support and Information webpages.
The University has clear expectations of how all members of its community treat – and are treated by – others. We will not tolerate bullying, harassment and violence, including sexual violence, racial harassment and hate crime.
If you or someone else has experienced behaviours such as bullying, harassment, a hate incident, sexual violence, domestic abuse or discrimination, you can let us know using this Report and Support tool.