We come together, we remember, we resist.
For the Transgender Day of Remembrance (20th November), workers, activists, and union members across the world come together to mourn and remember the 325 trans and gender-diverse people who have been killed in the last year, constituting an increase of 30 cases compared to last year’s update.
Trans and gender-diverse people around the world are victims of horrifying hate violence, including extortion, physical and sexual assaults, and murder, which often go unreported. In Victoria, workers participating in Pride Chats have told us that 77% of transgender and gender diverse workers described experiencing bullying or harassment in their workplace. Some workers described such poor working conditions that their workplace culture had evolved into an expectation for out LGBTIQA+ workers to go back ‘into the closet’.
Ongoing gendered Violence happens daily in Victoria, 43% of transgender and gender diverse workers reported having been misgendered at work with 23% of those also reporting that managers had addressed them or referred to them using the incorrect pronouns or wrong name.
On November the 20th at 5:30 pm we will come together, we will remember and we will resist.
Join us at the Victorian Trades Hall Council at 5:30 pm, for an autonomous gathering of trans, gender diverse and gender questioning workers, activists and union members. We will share our stories, lived experiences, have a moment to remember those before us, then build a plan for change. Refreshments will be provided.
This is an autonomous event open for people who identify as transgender, gender diverse and/or gender questioning. This event is also open for support people of a transgender person or any partner/family member/close associate who have lost a trans and gender-diverse person in their life due to structural oppression and violence.