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Trans Day of Remembrance Service on 20 November

The LGBT+ Allies Network at the University of Derby invite you to a non-denominational and non-religious Trans Day of Remembrance Service, followed by the raising of the Trans Flag outside the main reception area.

AT: The Multi Faith Centre, Kedleston Road, Derby. DE22 1GB

LED BY: Christina Smith, Unitarian Celebrant.

TIME: 12.30pm (service) 1.00pm (flag raising)



Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) is an annual observance on the 20 November, which honours the memory of transgender (trans) people who have lost their lives through acts of anti-transgender violence.

Transgender Day of Remembrance was started in 1999 by trans advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a trans woman who was killed in 1998. The vigil commemorated all the trans people who have been killed through violence. This began an important tradition, now the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance.

This year the University of Derby staff, students and visitors are invited to a non-denominational and non-religious service of remembrance at the Multi Faith Centre.  A transgender flag will be raised outside the entrance to Kedleston Road after the ceremony.

The University LGBT+ Allies network and Union of Students welcomes everyone to come and show their support on Wednesday 20 November, 12:30pm at the Multi Faith Centre and 1.00pm Kedleston Road Flag raising.

Any questions, please get in touch with Sarah Barley-McMullen.


Sarah Barley-McMullen (Pro-nouns: She/Her)

Academic Lead for Inclusion in EDIW

Senior Lecturer in Social and Community Studies (JNC)

LGBT+Allies Network Chair

Change Champion

Stonewall Role Model of the Year, 2019

College of Health and Social Care

T: 01332 594011