Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) – Sunday, Nov. 20

Written by Mike Haase on Nov 19, 2021 in - No Comments

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) was started in 2000 by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor the memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998. It is now held annually across the world to remember those who have been brutally murdered due to anti-trans violence. Fatal transgender violence is on the rise. During this time, we also recognize the disproportionate impact of this violence on Black Trans* women who are killed at higher numbers. The American Medical Association described the violence against the transgender community as an epidemic. All God’s Children stands in solidarity with the transgender community to honor the lives and memory of those lost due to senseless violence.

Our Guest Preacher for the day will be Peregrine Morkal-Williams.  Peregrine is a student at United Theological Seminary in St. Paul and aspires to become a Unitarian Universalist minister. His theology is influenced by his agnostic upbringing, the principles of permaculture, his experiences as a trans man, and his engagement with the Bible. He lives in Minneapolis with a slightly excessive number of houseplants.