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Recognizing Trans Day of Remembrance at the University of Toronto

“For over two decades, Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) has been observed annually on November 20. What began as a small vigil honouring Rita Hester, a transgender woman of colour brutally murdered in Boston, MA in 1998, is now an annual day of recognition observed in Canada, among other countries worldwide. November 20 has become a day to remember and honour all trans and nonbinary individuals who, in the words of trans advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith, have been “murdered for simply being themselves.””

Read the full statement from Kelly Hannah-Moffat, VP, People Strategy, Equity & Culture