Texas Tech University

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Each year, the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement holds the Transgender Remembrance Vigil and Celebration of Life to commemorate the transgender people we have lost and uplift the stories of transgender people still with us.

"Give us our roses while we're still here."


Transgender Awareness Week

November 13-20, 2022

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 7:30-9:00pm

Location: Kent Hance Chapel 2711 17th St. TTU Campus

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement will host the Trans Remembrance Vigil & Celebration of Life. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Hance Chapel and all are invited to attend.

Trans Remembrance Vigil


Other Transgender Awareness Week Events


Intercultural Friendsgiving

Wednesday, November 17, 2022 11:00am-1:00pm

Location: The Black Cultural Center

For many of our students, going home during the holiday break can be tough.  This can often be the same for other students who cannot go home during the middle of the semesters. 

Join Mentor Tech, Intercultural Education and Engagement, the Black Cultural Center and the Office of LGBTQIA as we celebrate friendship and tastes from around the world.  Bring a friend with you or come make some new ones.  ALL ARE WELCOME, just please RSVP so we can prepare enough food. 



Self DefenseSelf Defense Mini-Course

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30-7:30pm

Location: SUB Red Raider Ballroom

Join the Office of LGBTQIA and Student Life to learn how to protect yourself and your Trans family with tips and tricks to get out of violent situations.  This is a mini-course based on basic physical self-defense techniques offered in longer certified courses.  


Parent Panel

Parents of Trans Children Panel

Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:00-1:00pm

Location: The Black Cultural Center

Many of our students identify as non-binary and transgender and have difficulty understanding or communicating their identity.  Come hear parents of Trans children discuss their experiences and share advice for helping parents grow in to better allies.

Box Lunch Provided.  RSVP here!

Special Guest Parent Added!

Mandy Giles (she/her), is the parent of two nonbinary children and is the creator of ParentsofTransYouth.com.  She is passionate about making safe spaces for transgender youth and has created courses and social media content (youtube, instagram, tik tok, facebook) to share her personal experiences and what she has learned over the years.  To learn more about Mandy and Parents of Trans Youth, go to the website, or follow her @parentoftransyouth.

If you cannot attend in person, please join us on ZOOM




Game Night
Trans Awareness Week Game Night

Friday, November 18, 2022 6:00-8:00pm

Location: The Black Cultural Center

Join the Office of LGBTQIA for a night of games with other members of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies.  Hang out in a safe environment for us all to enjoy!