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2022 Trans Day of Remembrance events across Ohio [LISTING]

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The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is held annually as a memorial to trans individuals who are murdered each year due to hate, transphobia and society’s strict adherence to the gender binary.


Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 1999 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence since Rita Hester’s death, and began an important tradition that has become the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

We have collected here a listing of TDoR gatherings all across Ohio:

Friday, November 18

Trans Day of Remembrance (Kent State University)
10am, LGBTQ+ Center (KSC Room 024), Kent, OH
Join us in honoring those whom we have lost over the last year. More info here

Trans+ Day of Remembrance (TDOR) Vigil (Xavier University)
1-2pm, Husman Stage, Cincinnati, OH
The vigil consisted of student testimony and reflections from student organizations on campus. There will also be refreshments, resources, and community at the event. More info here.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil (Fremont)
1pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 206 Park Avenue, Fremont, OH
Fremont Ohio Pride will be hosting a vigil service featuring local speakers and information for allies, as well as a ceremony honoring the lives lost to prejudice this year.

Incarceration as Violence – Trans Awareness Week & Trans Day of Remembrance Event (online)
3pm, Online, Register here
Join LA County Dept. of Health Services Reentry Program Manager, Felix Tunador for a conversation about the impact of the justice system on the transgender community. Register here.

Cleveland Transgender Day of Remembrance
6pm, Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 2592 W. 14th Street, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland is an American epicenter in the trans murder crisis, and this year is no difference. Please join us as we say the names and remember. We will not be doing the walking part this year as things will be slightly different. The event space is wheelchair accessible. More info here.

Trans Day of Remembrance Vigil (Akron)
7pm, University of Akron Coleman Commons, Akron, OH
Join us for a vigil and reception honoring the lives of Trans people in America. Sponsored by UAkron Queer student organizations and the Office of Multicultural Development.

Trans Day of Remembrance

Sunday, November 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Cincinnati)
2pm, The Woodward Theater, 1404 Main Street, Cincinnati, OH
Everyone is welcome as we gather to hear personal stories, discuss the violence transgender and gender nonconforming people face, and remember those that have been lost due to violence in the last year. More info here.

Trans Day of Remembrance (Toledo)
2-3:30pm, Handmade Toledo, 1717 Adams Street, Toledo, OH
We must find a way to come together, pay our respects to those we have lost and reconnect with our community. Together we will find strength, and together we will find peace. We will honor those we lost this year. We will also have various forms of interactive media to help uplift and remember those lost. More info here.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Geauga County)
4:30-5:30pm, Federated Church Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Rd, Chagrin Falls, OH
Geauga SOGI Support Network is hosting a ceremony and vigil in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance. Allies are needed to come and show support and to post supportive messages on Geauga SOGI Support Network’s Facebook page.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil (Marion)
5pm, Founder’s Park, 164 South Main Street, Marion, OH
If you are Trans or Gender Non-Conforming and would like to speak, please contact the Marion Area LGBTQ Coalition. Come out before or stay after to enjoy dinner and/or drinks at some of our supportive businesses. Taste of Memphis, Marion Brewing Company, or Shovel City Drinkery.

Full Spectrum Transgender Day of Remembrance (Youngstown)
6pm, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm Street, Youngstown, OH
Join us for a candlelight vigil as we read the names of those we have lost to senseless anti-transgender violence over the past year. Hear stories from various speakers in the community and take part in our “call to action” to help fight for understanding, acceptance, equality, inclusion, and most importantly an end to this violence. More info here.

Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil (Marietta)
6pm, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third Street, Marietta, OH
Join us for a Candlelight Vigil to commemorate Transgender Day of Remembrance. Refreshments to follow. More info here.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Springfield)
6pm, First Baptist Church, 638 S Fountain Ave, Springfield, OH
Please join us in our annual vigil to honor those we have lost this year to anti trans violence. There will be light refreshments and fellowship following the program. More info here.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Bowling Green)
6pm, Wooster Green, 207 West Wooster Street, Bowling Green, OH
Please join us as we gather at Wooster Green in Bowling Green, Ohio on November 20th to honor the transgender individuals whose lives have been taken in acts of violence in the US.  Candlelight vigil starts at 7pm with a reading of the names of the victims and a moment of silence to honor their lives. More info here.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2022 (Columbus)
6:30pm, King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Avenue, Columbus, OH
King Avenue United Methodist Church is once again the venue for the Columbus Trans Day of Remembrance on Saturday, November 20th, hosted by T Talks and Columbus Trans Pride March. We are also livestreaming the event on YouTube and we’ll post the link on our Facebook pages. Must RSVP here. If going in person. Livestream will here.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (Delaware)
6:30pm, Williams Street United Methodist Church, 28 W. Williams Street, Delaware, OH
We will start off at William Street United Methodist for a short ceremony starting around 6:30pm. We will have guest speakers and the reciting of the names of those whose lives were taken. Then we will march through downtown Delaware by candlelight. **Please bring candles as we have a limited supply to handout** Dress for the weather as this event will go on rain or clear skies. More info here.

TDoR 2022 (Dayton)
7pm, Sinclair Conference Center, Building 12, Charity Early Conference Room444 West Third Street, Dayton, OH
In person event with keynote speaker, Gavin Grimm. More info here

Candlelight Vigil for Transgender Day of Remembrance (Wooster)
7pm, Downtown Wooster Pavilion (Liberty & Market Streets), Wooster, OH
Event sponsored by the Wooster Area Interfaith Partnership

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Rebecca Vontroba is a future Speech-Language Pathologist who has always taken an interest in learning more about people and their stories from all around the world. She double-majored in Communication Sciences and Psychology and earned a minor in Business Management at Case Western Reserve University. She is currently pursuing her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology at Baldwin Wallace University.

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  3. Cleveland’s 2022 Trans Day of Remembrance Event’s

    Friday Nov.18th (white dress code) : rally/partner at Lincoln Park ,Tremont. then getting everyone over to support Jacob Nash TDOR Event at Pilgrim Congressional United Church of Christ. Followed by an affirming entertaining space to decompress

    Saturday Nov.19th (Blue Dress Code) 3pm -7pm Community Dinner/with open mic of remembrance for any names recent or past. / Trans Entertainers :musicians spoken word only (no drag). Along with community resource partners.

    Sunday Nov.20th (Pink Dress Code) Vigil at Edge Water with closing speakers. Followed by a get together at an affirming space 7pm to 11pm.

    By The TDOR Collaboration Organizers
    Monika- Devinity- Zuggie

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