GIFT holds an annual Orlando Transgender Day of Remembrance event.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR), which occurs annually on November 20, is a day to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia and to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community. (Wikipedia)

This year’s event was held Monday, November 20th, 2017 at Valencia College East. Tables were set up at 2 with entertainment starting at 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Inspirational speakers were from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm followed by the candlelight vigil and reading of the names at 9:15 pm.

The evening’s activities included poetry readings and performances, inspirational speakers, reading of the names and a benediction.

Organizations Involved

  • Equality Florida
  • HUE: Helping You Evolve
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Out & Equal
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Valencia Gay Straight Alliance
  • Watermark

Performers

  • Orlando Gay Chorus

Speakers

  • Dr. David Baker-Hargrove
  • Kellie Alina
  • Jennifer Kurzawa
  • Jean-David Parlier
  • Sarah Marie Schmidt
  • Sebastian J. Carreira

TDOR 2017