The 20th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance is being observed tomorrow on November 20 with events around the world.
Here in Houston, we have three events scheduled on that day, and it’s also particularly a sad occasion because four of the names on the 2019 list of US names we will read are Texans, and two will be Houstonians.
The three Houston TDOR events tomorrow are:
TransGiving hosted by Organizacion Latina de Trans en Texas (OLTT) and Ana Andrea Molina
“Remembering our sisters who were ahead of us this year and raising the voices of those who continue to resist”.
It also serves as the annualThanksgiving dinner hosted by OLTT, and will take place this year at Bering Memorial UMC. The address is 1427 Hawthorne St, and will commence at 6:30 PM. Parking for this event will be in the rear of the church.
A Transgender Day of Remembrance event hosted by Dee Dee Watters is also taking place on this date at St. Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church. It’s the event I have been invited to participate in.
The church is on the southeastern edge of the Texas Southern University campus, and its address is 3530 Wheeler Ave. The event starts at 7:00 PM
“We will #SayTheirNames we will remember them all while acknowledging ourselves (those of the trans lived experience)”
The third event is the Transgender Day of Remembrance one hosted by the Houston Transgender Unity Committee (HTUC).
“…offering a safe and affirming environment to share stories and talk about those we have lost”
The venue for this event will be Brasil Houston, located at 2604 Dunlavy St in the Montrose area that will also start at 7:00 PM.
Hopefully you folks in H-town can make it to one of the three events of your choosing to honor the people we have lost to anti-trans violence here and around the world in 2019.