Transgender Day of Remembrance observances planned across Texas

Posted on 13 Nov 2012 at 5:01pm

In Dallas, a Transgender Day of Remembrance observance will take place at Cathedral of Hope at 6 p.m. on Sunday. And Youth First Texas will hold a Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at its Dallas community center at 3918 Harry Hines Blvd.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed to remember those who have lost their lives due to bias against their gender identity and expression. As part of the world-wide observances, communities unite during an evening in November to read the names and tell the stories of the dead.

The Dallas observance should be particularly meaningful this year with the recent murder of Janette Tovar. Equality Texas has put together a list of a number of other cities around the state that will hold TDOR observances over the next week. The list is below.

MCC Amarillo
2123 S. Polk St., Amarillo
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

Austin City Hall Plaza
301 W. Second St.
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

College Station
Friends Congregational Church UCC
2200 Southwood Drive
College Station
Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Clear Lake

University of Houston
Clear Lake
Bayou Building, Atrium II,
2700 Bay Area Blvd.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30–7 p.m.

El Paso
University of Texas at El Paso
Union West Bldg., Room 111
500 West University
El Paso
Tuesday, Nov. 20, noon–1:20 pm

UH Main Campus
A.D. Bruce Religion Center
parking in lot 13A
3800 Cullen Boulevard
Saturday, Nov. 17, 7–9 p.m.


Metropolitan Community Church
4501 University Ave
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7–8:30 p.m.

Stephen F. Austin University
Vera Dugas Liberal Arts, North Room 142
404 Aikman Dr.
Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.

San Antonio
Lawn near the Sombrilla Plaza (a covered part of the John Peace Library Building)
University of Texas at San Antonio
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio
Thursday, Nov. 15, noon–4 p.m.

In the courtyard of the Parker Chapel next to the Murchison Tower
Trinity University campus
One Trinity Place
San Antonio
Sunday, Nov. 18, 7–8 p.m.

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