Since 1999, TDoR has been a day of observance meant both to remember those whose lives were lost to anti-trans violence, and to highlight how transphobia - combined with sexism, poverty, racism, and colonialism – continues to disproportionately impact racialized Two-Spirit, trans, and gender diverse people – especially trans women of colour.
November can be a particularly difficult time of year for many people. We encourage people to make time for the practices that help you stay resilient such as connecting with friends and loved ones, expressing yourself creatively, honouring your spirituality, eating delicious foods or moving your body in ways that feel good for you.
Growing visibility of trans people has been met with anti-trans backlash and increasing hate crimes. Racialized trans people and trans-feminine people continue to face the brunt of both interpersonal violence and ongoing systemic violence and discrimination. If you’re looking to widen your knowledge of gender diversity and to join the ongoing dialogue between gender diverse people and their allies, we encourage you to complete our Indigenous Gender Diversity
and Introduction to Gender Diversity
online modules, available free of charge to all. For strategies on how to create gender-affirming environments, places, and services, visit our support tools page
We share our deep gratitude for the individuals, peer-led community programs, and gender-affirming and inclusive services working throughout the province to address inequities that Two-Spirit, trans, and gender diverse people face. To learn about peer support groups in BC, please visit our online peer support directory.