Croydon marks International Transgender Day of Remembrance

By - Thursday 3rd December, 2015

On Saturday 21st November Croydon took part in an international day of remembrance to honour transgender victims of hate crime and violence.

Release begins: On Saturday 21st November Croydon joined the rest of the world in mourning the loss of 80 transgender people murdered over the past year. With our own event to mark this year’s International Transgender Day Of Remembrance over 30 people gathered at Bernard Weatherill House in Mint Walk for a simple ceremony to mark the day with music, poetry and speech.

Jointly organised by TransPALS a group supporting Trans People Across London South and Aurora, the local Police / LGBT liaison group this event has become an annual feature in central Croydon.

At the heart of the ceremony Rev Art Lester, Megan Faulkner, and Pallas MacCallum Newark, read out the names of the victims, while a candle was lit for each one. A final candle was lit for all those victims not identified as being victims of hate crime.

Paula Goodwin leading the ceremony said “It is so sad that people can still be killed simply for being their true selves, in some countries it is worse than others, but even here in the UK many trans people still experience violence”

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Release provider: TransPALS UK.



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