Trans Day of Remembrance Resources

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

According to the HRC, in 2023 eighty-eight percent of victims were transgender people of color, 52% were Black transgender women, 72% were killed with a gun, and 48% were misgendered or dead-named by authorities or the press.

Local Resources:

Trans Community of New England (TCNE)

Boston Area Trans Support (BATS)

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Boston Alliance for Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Youth (BAGLY)

Transgender Emergency Fund 

Trans Resistance MA


National Resources: 

National Center for Transgender Equality

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Black Trans Advocacy Coalition

Trans Latina Coalition


Transgender Awareness Week celebrates the trans community, elevates trans voices and experiences, and builds awareness of discrimination and violence that affect transgender people and communities.

Some TGNC Books to Check Out

  • The Risk it Takes to Bloom: On Life and Liberation by Raquel Willis
  • Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
  • Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe 
  • Redefining Realness by Janet Mock 
  • When Aidan Became a Brother by Kaylani Juanita 
  • The Belly of the Beast by Da’Shaun L. Harrison 

Trans Visibility: TGNC Accounts to Follow

Alok Vaid-Menon (they/them)| Poet. Comedian. Speaker. Author | IG @alokvmenon 

Imara Jones (she/her) | Journalist. Activist. Podcaster | IG @imara_jones_ 

Chella Man (he/they) | Author. Director. Model. Artist. | IG @chellaman 

BU’s Carl Streed Is Recognized by the American Medical Association for Outstanding LGBTQ+ Healthcare

From The Brink by Jessica Colarossi. July 10, 2023. With lawmakers across the country narrowing LGBTQIA+ rights, research aiming to improve the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and gender nonconforming individuals comes with a renewed sense of urgency and importance. Already this year, more than 400 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the country—more than twice the number from last year—with most targeting sex and gender education in schools and transgender healthcare for adults and youth. In June, the advocacy group Human Rights Campaign for the first time declared a state of emergency for LGBTQ+ people in the United States.

Amidst the chaos, there are doctors, healthcare professionals, and researchers who show up to their jobs every day to serve the LGBTQIA+ community. Carl Streed, the research lead for the GenderCare Center at Boston Medical Center (BMC), Boston University’s primary teaching hospital, is one of them.