TDOR was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.
TDOR is a day of gathering, togetherness, and community solidarity. We remember those we’ve lost, celebrate our strength in the face of adversity, and commit to fighting transphobia to create a safe and inclusive world for everyone.
Here are some resources to learn more:
Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day of Remembrance TDOR website Visit the TDOR website. https://tdor.org.au/
How to talk to (and listen) to transgender people.
By Jackson Bird via Ted.com
What’s it like to be a transgender dad.
By LB Hannahs via Ted.com
Trans and Gender Diverse Parents Guide
By Jac Tomlins for Rainbow Families
Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines for Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents Australian Standards of Care and Treatment Guidelines Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne https://www.rch.org.au/uploadedFiles/Main/Content/adolescent-medicine/australian-standards-of-care-and-treatment-guidelines-for-trans-and-gender-diverse-children-and-adolescents.pdf
A Language Guide: Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion by ACON A Language Guide: Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion Via ACON.org.au https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e2f46e37c581bffa775c71/t/5a599b4e71c10b9c8c17db12/1515821903915/Language-Guide-Trans-Gender-Diverse-Inclusion.pdf