Trans Awareness Month 2019

November is the time for trans education and awareness, as well as celebrating trans community

Dedicated to educating about transgender community and important issues facing trans people in Massachusetts, this month features events and educational opportunities statewide, hosted by MTPC and other organizations and community groups. It culminates with the Transgender Day Of Remembrance (TDOR), a worldwide gathering of trans and allied communities to memorialize victims of anti-trans hatred or prejudice.

Featured Events

Trans Day of Remembrance: An Evening of Education & Action for Our Siblings Behind Bars

Monday, November 18th, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Fenway Health, 10th Floor (1340 Boylston St., Boston MA)
Free of charge
RSVP required – email ylc@fenwayhealth.org to reserve your seats

The YLC is proud to be collaborating with Black & Pink, Prisoners’ Legal Services, and Mass Trans Political Coalition to present an evening uplifting the voices and experiences of trans individuals whilst incarcerated and reentering the free world. Join us to hear from formerly incarcerated individuals as well as those working on the legislative and community support side. A letter writing campaign to currently incarcerated LGBTQ+ individuals will follow.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigils

Sunday, November 17th

This year we gather once again to honor the lives of those who have been taken from us due to anti-trans violence. Vigils will be happening all across the state. See below for a full listing of details.

Keep checking back in for updates on events in Massachusetts!

Event Planning

MTPC encourages community members to suggest and plan events. To add your event or educational opportunity to the printed calendar, please email calendar@masstpc.org or call (617) 778-0519. Let us know what you are planning! Please check the Transgender Day of Remembrance page for date and location of TDOR events.

Examples of events your group or organization could hold:

  • Transgender Movie Screening
  • Book Discussion of Trans-Themed Book
  • Hold a Panel Discussion with Local Trans Speakers
  • Trans Themed Art Show or Performance
  • Hold a Book drive for Prisoner Book Project — collect trans related books, soft cover only