5th Dec, 2016

Coventry to host its first transgender remembrance day

Coventry Editorial 22nd Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY is preparing to host its first Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR).

On Friday, November 20 a service will be held to remember transgender people around the world who have been killed because of their gender identity or committed suicide as a direct result of transphobia.

The transgender flag will be flown outside the Council House, where the Lord Mayor will be joined by members of Coventry Pride to make a statement in support of the city’s transgender community.

Speaking ahead of the event, Lord Mayor, Coun Michael Hammon, said: “We are marking the International Transgender Day of Remembrance to show our support of the trans community and to say our thoughts are with those affected by transphobia in Coventry and around the world.

“It is important we do all we can to improve the lives of the trans community.”

The event will mark the first time TDoR has been recognised in the city, and follows on from the success of the Coventry Pride event in June.

Any questions should be directed to Aimee Challenor from Coventry Pride at info@coventrypride.org.uk