Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

Posted November, 2021

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance; each year on this day, we remember and honour the lives of trans people who have been murdered over the last 12 months.

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Between October 2020 and September 2021, 375 murders of trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people were registered worldwide, a figure that has risen since last year's total of 350. Of those lives taken over the last year, a disproportionate amount were people of colour (particularly black women), sex workers, and migrants. 96% of those murdered globally were trans women or transfeminine people.

The report authors say this makes 2021 the 'deadliest year' of violence against gender-diverse people since records began. One in four of those murdered were killed in their own home.

A study by Scottish Transgender Alliance found that 80% of trans people had experienced domestic abuse from a partner or ex-partner in their lifetimes. In addition, a recent study from Stonewall found more than a quarter of British trans people (28%) who were in a relationship had faced domestic abuse by a partner in the last year.

Our LGBTQ+ service is here to support anyone who has experienced or is currently experiencing domestic abuse. Our dedicated LGBTQ+ worker can provide specialist practical support including crisis support, safety planning, support and around housing and finances, as well as emotional support. If you would like support, you can either call our LGBTQ+ helpline on Mondays from 5 pm – 7 pm 01273 622 828, attend our drop-in at Jubilee Library on Wednesdays 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm or email us at [email protected].

The Clare Project, Switchboard, and Trans Pride Brighton are hosting a vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday 21st November at 2pm in Jubilee Square. The event is open to Trans and Non-Binary Community Members and Allies.