This was an occasion to remember, mourn, celebrate trans lives lost to violence or suicide and took the following format
6.30pm-9.00pm – Refreshments & cake in 52 Club Bar
The International Trans Day of Remembrance is an opportunity for trans people, their friends, families and allies to come together in a safe space to reflect on those who have lost their lives through violence or suicide because they are trans. It is a time to remember, mourn and celebrate them and to tell their stories so they are not forgotten.
Participants didn’t have to bring or do anything but, as in previous years, people contributed and participated if they wished. People brought short stories, readings or poetry and some 200 people attended. During the course of the day the names of trans people who had been murdered in the previous year due to their trans status were read out. Horrifically, this increased in 2011 to 221 as reported at TDoR ( plus another person who lost their life making it 222 on the following day).
This event was been set up by Trans groups in partnership with Camden LGBT Forum.