November 20th, 2021
We will be holding a candlelight vigil at Barbara Hall park for Trans Remembrance Day at 5:30pm. We will be accepting donations of scarf, mitts.socks or gift cards for homeless Trans folx please.
As we honor each and everyone of their lives and grieve each and every loss
Let’s Remember that Black and BIPOC Transwomen are the most marginalized, stigmatized, discriminated, and criminalized and experience the most violence and death on a daily basis
This year 2021, let’s Remember the lives we lost in Toronto:
Julie Berman – Dec 2019 – murdered
Coco Ritchie – Oct 2020 – death police custody/ undetermined
Remember the lives we lost in the years past:
Alloura Wells – July 2017 – death undetermined
Cassandra Do – 2004 – murdered
Chirvana Abdi – 2004 – died in police custody
Deanna Wilkinson – 1996 – murdered
Teagan – 1996 – murdered
Candace Baxter – 1992 – murdered
Lisa Black – 1987 – murdered ( no pic)
Trans Pride Toronto is demanding from all levels of government to work to decrease the violence targeted toward transgendered people.
- Increase access to safe affordable housing and policies that protect transgender people from discrimination.
- Increase on economic opportunities and improving police training when engaging with Trans/2Spirit people
- Community demands change to improve policing in areas or places Trans/2Spirit live, work or hang out
- Hold police accountable when Trans/2Spirit people are reporting violence and failure to protect transgendered people
- Transparency when investigating violence toward Trans/2Spirit people, missing persons, death and deaths in police custody