Marking Transgender Day of Remembrance in Salford

Publish Date: 20/11/2012

 

Salford joins the few cities in the UK to fly the official Trans flag to promote the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) and to support the Trans community living, working and studying in Salford. Organisations in Salford have joined forces to support the Trans community and to increase the awareness of TDOR and Transphobia.

Out IN Salford an LGBT network group based in Salford has partnered up with the University of Salford and Salford City Council to fly not only one but two Trans flags in two different locations within Salford. In Swinton Salford City Council have the Trans flag flying from the council head office flagpoles and in Pendleton the University of Salford has a second Trans flag flying from their flagpoles on the Allerton campus.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) takes place each year on the 20th November to remember those who have passed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Vigils and events take place around the world to memorialize those who have passed. Each year members of the Trans community in Manchester organise a local candle-lit vigil that takes place in Sackville Park to honour the memory of Trans people that have passed due to violence.

In the UK a handful of cities demonstrate their support of TDOR and the Trans communities in their local areas. This year Salford will have a major presence with two flags flying to show that hatred in any form is unacceptable and to demonstrate the support for LGBT people living, working and studying in the city of Salford.

For further details or to get involved please visit: www.outinsalford.org.uk