Pacific Recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance
Nov. 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance. All transgender people, gender-variant, and nonbinary individuals, and their allies, are invited to catered comfort food dinner in the Boxer Pause this evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Come show support, honor victims, and celebrate the lives of our transgender, gender-variant and nonbinary students.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is a time for us to remember transgender people, gender-variant, and nonbinary individuals, and those perceived to be transgender, who have been murdered because of hate. It is also a powerful opportunity for us to come together as a Pacific community and counteract that hate with love, acceptance, support, and allyship.
Why This Day is Important
Since 2013 the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) and other advocates have recorded the deaths of at least 128 transgender people who were victims of fatal violence.
Here are the people whose lives were lost in 2019.
- The HRC found that nearly 9 out of 10 victims were transgender women.
- Fatal violence disproportionately impacts transgender people of color. 110 victims in the past six years have been people of color.
- Transgender women of color experience the highest rates of violence. At least 103 victims (80%) were transgender women of color.
According to the Transgender Discrimination Survey (2014):
- 47% of transgender people are sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime.
- 41% of transgender people will attempt suicide in their lifetime.
What You Can Do
- Be an LGBTQ+ ally every day. Speak up against hate. Show your support.
- Attend events on campus that support LGBTQ+ students
- Know the resources available.
Trevor Project | 24/7 LGBTQ+ Suicide Hotline 24/7 | 1-866-488-7386
The Anti-Violence Project | serves LGBTQ+ people | 1-212-714-1141 (bilingual)
Northwest Network | serves LGBT survivors of abuse with provide local referrals | 1-206-568-7777