Transgender Day of Remembrance

This Sunday marks Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR).  This is an annual observance on the 20th November that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.

We join others around the world in thinking about those who have lost their lives as well as those who have suffered from gender-identity based violence.

While this is a day for remembrance, this is also an occasion to recognise the diversity and resilience of the trans community around the world.

As a University and Guild we are committed to creating an environment in which everyone who chooses to study here, to work here, to visit, or work with us, feels respected and respects other people.

To find out more about our LGBTQ+ staff and student networks or how to become an ally please visit

Other resources include:

  • Birmingham LGBT  – a charity advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in Birmingham and beyond, offering a range of services focused on improving the health & wellbeing of individuals.
  • Gendered Intelligence - a trans-led charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life.
  • Galop – a charity that supports LGBTQ+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.
  • MindLine Trans + is a confidential emotional, mental health support helpline for people who identify as transgender, agender, gender fluid and non-binary.

Best wishes

Acacia Matthews, President, Guild of Students

Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor


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