The week preceeds Transgender Day of Remembrance, which falls on November 20. It's a time when people and organisations around the country aim to raise the visibility of transgender people and address issues members of the community face.
What is Transgender Day of Remembrance?
Transgender Day of Remembrance was founded by transgender advocate Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil to honor her memory of Rita Hester, a transgender woman who was killed in 1998.
The vigil commemorated all the transgender people lost to violence that year and began an important memorial that has become the annual event we know today.
Traditionally, vigils take place across the city and the wider UK. However, becaue of government guidance around the Covid-19 pandemic that won't always be possible.
However, you can participate in Transgender Day of Remembrance by holding your own vigil on November 20th, to honour all those whose lives were lost to anti-transgender violence this year.
Any event should comply with current guidance around the pandemic and be covid-secure.