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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

Transgender Awareness Week 2022

This week, 13-19 November, is Transgender Awareness Week, leading up to International Transgender Day of Remembrance on 20 November, which memorialises the victims of transphobic violence. 

We invite staff and students to remember the more than 380 people who have lost their lives worldwide in the past year as a result of anti-transgender violence.

What is Trans Day Of Remembrance?

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started by activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith in 1999 following the killing of Rita Hester, a transgender woman, in 1998. Since that first vigil in the Castro district of San Francisco, a day of remembrance has been held each year to commemorate all the transgender people lost to transphobic violence in the previous 12 months.

#NeverOK pledge

#neverokTransgender Awareness Week and TDOR coincide with the one-year anniversary of the launch of the University’s #NeverOK pledge. Our commitment to continuing to create a community where harassment, discrimination and hate are never tolerated.

If you wish to disclose an incident of bullying, discrimination or harassment, you can do so through the #NeverOK disclosure tool. You can disclose an incident to us, either with your name or anonymously. If you include your name and contact details, our Disclosure Response Team will get in touch to help you get the support you need.

Julie Fryatt, Director of People and LGBTQ+ Equality Champion, said: “The University of Brighton is committed to having a trans-inclusive learning and working environment and culture that is free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and where all trans people are treated with dignity and respect in the gender in which they identify.” 

“#NeverOK represents the University’s commitment to continuing to create a community where everyone feels safe and accepted.” ​​​​​​​

Useful links and resources


Katy Croft • 15 November 2022

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