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 and Tech Gender and Sexuality Association hold 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."

Trans Vigil 2021

On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement and the Tech Gender & Sexuality Association 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. The program will include remarks from Ezra Young, Esq. Professor Young is a nationally recognized civil rights attorney and scholar based in New York. He is currently serving as a visiting assistant professor of law at Cornell Law School. Professor Young's writing have appeared or is forthcoming in books and articles published by Routledge, Oxford University Press, the New Press, California Law Review Online, Cleveland State Law Review, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. His post doctoral studies focused on trans rights, Critical Race Theory, and intersectionality and were supervised by renowned scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2020