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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

On Saturday 20 November we mark Transgender Day of Remembrance, observed internationally every year to memorialise trans people who have been lost to transphobic violence.


At Queen Mary, we are proud to maintain a collegiate, inclusive community where transphobic violence is extremely rare. Where instances of bullying, harassment and discrimination occur, our community can tackle this via Report + Support.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is a sober day to draw attention to the continued violence and oppression experienced by trans and gender non-conforming people around the world.

It's important to remember that these deaths are not just the result of transphobia but also of transmisogny and racism. Many of those killed are Black, Latin American, Indigenous trans women and women of colour, many of whom are also sex workers.


External Organisations

  • East London Out Project (ELOP): a local charity offering a range of support services to LGBTQ+ communities including counselling. 
  • Galop: an LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity, providing support services relating to hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence. 
  • Switchboard, LGBT+ helpline: provides information, support and referral service for LGBTQ+ and their friends, parents or family. 
  • Stop Hate UK: provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties. 
  • TransUnite: a comprehensive resource for people in the UK searching for support in the transgender community. TransUnite connects you to a network of groups throughout England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland and can be split into physical local and online groups.



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