International Transgender Day of Visibility

Yesterday was International Transgender Day of Visibility. This is a day in the calendar when we celebrate the living members of the community. The mayor of Calgary, Nenshi declared this back in 2013, as did the then mayor of Edmonton, Mandel.

There is also the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The TDOR was started in memory of Rita Hester who was killed in 1998. 

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.