Students and staff gathered to memorialize those who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence

To mark the Trans Day of Remembrance today in the LRC Concourse at North Campus, the LGBTQ+ Resource Centre held an open event where students and staff gathered to memorialize those who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender violence. 

“Trans Day of Remembrance is an important day for many reasons, we use it to recognize those we’ve lost this year but we should also focus on the people we still have, everyday of the year. It’s really important to support trans people while they’re still living. This day is so hard for many trans folks and it’s really important to remember to support them through it,” says Liz, discussion leader and member of the LGBTQ+ Community at Humber. 

Those in attendance honoured the victims’ memory with a moment of silence. The event proceeded to the LGBTQ+ Resource centre where the conversation continued in their QTALK, which is a queer-facilitated open discussion group for Humber’s LGBTQ+ communities.