updated 10-23-2017

2017 Boston Trans Day of Remembrance

The annual Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) memorializes individuals who have died throughout the world in the previous year because of anti-transgender hatred. Each November, the worldwide transgender community turns its attention to family, friends and loved ones lost to violence and prejudice. A tradition inspired by the Allston, MA vigil for Rita Hester, a trans woman murdered in 1998, this day has become the worldwide rallying point for a community long under siege.

The 2017 Boston Trans Day of Remembrance Details:

Where: Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111

When: November 19, 2017 6pm – 8pm

What to expect: We will gather in the cathedral for a brief service, with members of the community speaking about the importance of the day, and remembering those who have been taken from us due to transphobia and violence. During the service, volunteers will read the names of trans people who have been murdered in the past year. If you would like to volunteer to be involved in the service please contact Persia: Persiabrewer@gmail.com

After the vigil we will gather together back at the cathedral for a potluck meal.

Language and Accessibility: We strive to make this even as accessible as possible. If you require any accessibility aids, interpretation/translation, or you have questions about the accessibility of the venue, please email Chastity: cbowick@aac.org

How to Get Involved

We need sponsors to make the Trans Day of Remembrance happen. Please consider sponsoring the event, or pass the sponsorship information along to businesses, communities, or organizations who might be interested. Click the donate button below to sponsor!
Your money goes toward making a successful event.
Leftover funds support the Transgender Emergency Fund
and the Transgender Program of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program 




If you want to get involved in planning TDoR, email Chastity for information about our planning meetings.

After the success of last year’s potluck, we decided to host another potluck after the TDoR service. Please click below to email Marcia, who is coordinating the potluck. Please make sure to provide as much detail, so we can make sure those with food allergies or sensitivities are safe.

If you are brining food for the potluck, please contact Marcia: mag1022rn@comcast.net